HP and the future
HP cannot and will not improve its position in the industry. Kicking out the best of the best of those who still DO work and DO know their customers.
The company is now run by Excel spreadsheet specialists who like to give orders to others.
Fiorina, Hurd, Whitman. How many persons does it take to ruin a company? Leo´s ideas might have been looking strange at his time, however, he might have done a better job than the three persons mentioned before.
For almost 30 years i had close contacts to HP and even more to HP customers.
I still have good contacts to HP employees. It is the managers who are doing a bad job.
The customers do not really care who is the culprit.
HP customer service turned pretty bad, HP service technicians want me to shut dow my server to replace a hot-pluggable disk in a raid 1+0 configuration. I appreciate this experise of "experts".
And NO, it s not all HP´s fault. The world has become greedy and you will never get more than you want to pay for.
And when i look at our universities and colleges, they are still doing a good job, when it comes to technology. When it comes to law and business the only topics seem to be "how can i become rich without working 3 days a week".
And "The Machine" and "Memristor" seem to be further away than ever. If they cannot make it by 2018, noboby will listen to science fiction stories anymore. Prototypes were promised for 2016/2017. It does not look like it.