Re: >Lynch reckons there’s much that his Autonomy expats can offer young British startups
If someone offered you £1000 for a packet of crisps you had in your hand you would say yes.
You might think "how weird" but it's their choice.
I once had more or less that very thing happen to me when someone asked me to straight swap my clapped out old Pentium laptop with failing battery for a rather nice new 17" mobile workstation.
"...but yours is so much better"
"no it isn't, it's old, obsolete and warn out"
"it does what you want, doesn't it?"
"well that's all I need. yours is so cool and more portable too. please swap"
"no... it wouldn't be fair"
"but I want to"
"i know, but i wouldn't be able to live with the guilt"
"what guilt? yours will do everything I want and is so much cooler. PLEEEEAAAAASSSEEEE swap...."
If she'd been an immense multinational tech corporation with teams of skilled PC technicians picking over my PC and accountants trawling through all my accounts I'd have said "As you wish. There'll be a £150 fee for transferring my stuff of course"
It's not Autonomy's job to try to guess what drugs the board of HP are on and hold their hand. FFS!