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2005\02\10@040109 by Russell McMahon

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HP board dismisses Fiorina
Differences over direction, board says

       http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/NL/4B9E347F16A98EACCC256FA300641B9B

Hewlett-Packard announced overnight that its board of directors has
dismissed Carly Fiorina as the company's chairman and chief executive
officer.

Fiorina, who has been HP's CEO for the past six years, is to be
replaced on an interim basis by HP's current chief financial officer,
Robert P Wayman, the company said in a statement. Wayman, who has been
with HP for 36 years, will also continue to fill his role as CFO. HP
has already begun its search for a new CEO, the company said.
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And, just maybe, they also didn't like her suggestions that large
companies should give some of their profits away to the disadvantaged?

No risk of that with the CFO at the helm :-)


       RM

2005\02\10@050444 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> HP board dismisses Fiorina
> Differences over direction, board says
>  RM

I propose we select Russel for honarably (that's a nice word for unpaid)
PICList anchorman.

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2005\02\10@065650 by Russell McMahon

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>> HP board dismisses Fiorina
>> Differences over direction, board says
>>  RM
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> I propose we select Russel for honarably (that's a nice word for
> unpaid)
> PICList anchorman.

I'm not sure what to make of that :-).
I thought that people with EE interests would like to know what was
happening with the 2nd (?) biggest PC maker.


       RM

2005\02\10@072250 by SavanaPics

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Well let's see. she is 50... has a 21.1 million severance package..   Not
much to say...retirement  looking good on her behalf..

Just a thought

2005\02\10@094323 by Lawrence Lile

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>I'm not sure what to make of that :-).

Russell, I think this was a well placed humourous jab.  Please keep blindsiding us with news from the OT world.

I've been following this business news too, and have wondered what is going on, especially since my brother works there.  I thought the purchase of COMPAQ was nuts.  Of course, I also think that IBM selling off it's PC business to an unheard-of asian company is also nuts.  How is that for consistency?

--Lawrence Lile


>>I propose we select Russel for honarably (that's a nice word for unpaid)
>>PICList anchorman.
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>I'm not sure what to make of that :-).
>I thought that people with EE interests would like to know what was
>happening with the 2nd (?) biggest PC maker.
>
>
>        RM
>

2005\02\10@105112 by William Chops Westfield

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On Feb 10, 2005, at 1:01 AM, Russell McMahon wrote:

> just maybe, they also didn't like her suggestions that large companies
> should give some of their profits away to the disadvantaged?

I don't think that had much to do with it.  I don't know whether
it shows from down under, but Fiorina's reign has always been
pretty controversial, and especially so since she put forth the
idea of the Compaq merger.  A large amount of the rank&file engineers
regard CF much like Stalin (perhaps that's only the engineering
contingent that thought HP should be more than a consumer PC
business...)

She might have gotten away with it if she'd been able to get the
bottom-line results she seemed to expect.  But...
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=HPQ&t=5y&l=off&z=m&q=l&c=DELL

BillW

2005\02\10@113217 by michael brown

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> >I'm not sure what to make of that :-).
>
> Russell, I think this was a well placed humourous jab.  Please keep
> blindsiding us with news from the OT world.
>
> I've been following this business news too, and have wondered what is
going
> on, especially since my brother works there.  I thought the purchase
of
> COMPAQ was nuts.  Of course, I also think that IBM selling off it's PC
> business to an unheard-of asian company is also nuts.  How is that for
> consistency?

Why does everyone think that HP had money and Compaq didn't when the
merger happened?  The truth is that Compaq had a big pile of cash in the
bank and HP wasn't looking so good.  Just another leveraged buyout.
Look at the statistics:

1) Carleton went to work for HP in 99
2) Two and a half years later HP was a mess
3) HP "buys" Compaq, and about three years later it's a mess and she is
out of a job

My wife works for HP (formerly Compaq) and hates it now.  I'm not sure
why, but I think it has something to do with standing on pins and
needles for a couple of years waiting to see when she was going to be
laid off.  Morale is horrible within the company, people were literally
dancing in the halls yesterday in celebration of the ousting.  HP's
stock went up 11% immediately after the announcement, that should
indicate something about her.

2005\02\10@122551 by Howard Winter

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 22:01:06 +1300, Russell McMahon
wrote:

> HP board dismisses Fiorina
> Differences over direction, board says
>
>        
computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/NL/4B9E347F16A98EACC
C256FA300641B9B
>
> Hewlett-Packard announced overnight that its board of
directors has
> dismissed Carly Fiorina as the company's chairman and
chief executive
> officer.
>
> Fiorina, who has been HP's CEO for the past six years,
is to be
> replaced on an interim basis by HP's current chief
financial officer,
> Robert P Wayman, the company said in a statement.
Wayman, who has been
> with HP for 36 years, will also continue to fill his
role as CFO. HP
> has already begun its search for a new CEO, the
company said.
> ______________
>
> And, just maybe, they also didn't like her suggestions
that large
> companies should give some of their profits away to
the disadvantaged?
>
> No risk of that with the CFO at the helm :-)
>
>
>         RM
>
> --

2005\02\10@122836 by Howard Winter

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 22:01:06 +1300, Russell McMahon wrote:

> HP board dismisses Fiorina
> Differences over direction, board says

Hard to feel sorry for her though - I wish I'd been given US$21million for doing a bad job.  Even at today's
exchange rate, I could have lived in luxury for *hours*!  :-)

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2005\02\10@132156 by JV4991
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Agree.  Can't feel sorry for her.  What is this *&# about helping the disadvantage?  In the end, the lazy can consider themselves disadvantage.

Joe Valdez

2005\02\10@173201 by James Newtons Massmind

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I'm sorry to say this about a woman, because I know there are lots of very
competent women out there, but I have to agree: She destroyed HP.

As an HP development partner for years, I've watched them burn bridges with
all the little people who helped to make HP great, flush quality and
innovation down the toilet, and begin to loose contract after contract to
IBM, Lexmark, and others. All on her watch, and from the grumblings I've
heard, all due to her policy changes.

I'm overjoyed to hear they finally figured it out.

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James.



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2005\02\10@213624 by William Chops Westfield

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On Feb 10, 2005, at 2:31 PM, James Newtons Massmind wrote:

> I have to agree: She destroyed HP.
>
Well, yeah, but there are lots of ways to fail.  HP is a lot
different now, in ways I don't particularly like, but there
is also Agilent, and you might argue that DEC, for instance,
stuck to their old ways much more stubbornly than HP did, and
look what that got them!

Fiorina was a strong leader and stuck to her vision of how things
should be.  Which I think is what one wants from a CEO, even if
you don't approve of her vision.  It's easy to see the ways her
policies seem to have hurt HP, but it's entirely impossible to
say what would have happened with different policies.

BillW

2005\02\11@112200 by William Chops Westfield

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Of course, long before Fiorina, "HP" stood for "High Priced",
and the following was widely circulated (not sure of the included
attribution, though...)

 :-)
BillW



Lunch, the HP Way

by Stephen Harrison and Noel Magee

This is the story of a different kind. No melting CPU's, no screaming disc drives, just the kind of psychological torture that scars a man for life.

I had a 9:00 meeting with my sales rep. I needed to buy an entire new series 70, the works. He said it'd take about an hour. Three hours later, we'd barely got the datacomm hardware down on paper, so he invited me downstairs for lunch.

This was my first experience in an HP cafeteria. Above the service counter was a menu which began:


    MMU's (Main Menu Units)

    0001A Burger. Includes sesame-seed bun.

       Must order condiments 00110A separately

           001 Deletes seeds.

           002 Expands burger to two patties.

    00020A Double cheeseburger, preconfigured. Includes cheese, bun and condiments.

           001 Add-on bacon.

           002 Delete second patty.

           003 Replaces second patty with extra cheese.

    00021A Burger Upgrade to Double Cheeseburger

           001 From Single Burger.

           002 From Double Burger.

           003 Return credit for bun.

    00220A Burger Bundle. Includes 00010A, 00210A and 00310A

           001 Substitute root beer 00311A for cola 00310A.



My eyes glazed over. I asked for a burger and a root beer. The waitress looked at me like I was an alien.

"How would you like to order that, sir?"

"Quickly, if possible. Can't I just order a sandwich and a drink?"

"No, sir. All our service is menu driven. What would you like?"

I scanned the menu. "How big is the 00010 burger?"

"The patty is rated at eight bites."

"Well, how about the rest of it?"

"I don’t have the specs on that, sir, but I think it's a bit more."

"Eight bites is too small. Give me the Double Burger Upgrade."

My sales rep interrupted. "No, you want the Single Burger option 002 'expands burger to two patties'. The double burger upgrade would give you two burgers.

"But you could get return credit on the extra bun," the waitress chimed in, trying to be helpful, "although it isn't documented."

I looked around to see if anybody was staring at me. There was a couple in line behind us. I recognized one of them, a guy who nearly mowed me down in the parking lot with his cherry-red '62 Vette. He was talking to some woman who was waving her arms around and looking very excited.

"What if... we marketed the bacon cheeseburger with the vegetable option and without the burger and cheese? It'd be a BLT!"

The woman charged off in the direction of the telephone, running steeplechases over tables and chairs. My waitress tried to get my attention again. "Have you decided, sir?"

"Yeah, give me the double burger- excuse me, I mean the 00020A with the option 001. I want everything on it." She put me down for the Condiment Expansion Kit, which included mayonnaise, mustard and pickles with a option to substitute relish.

"Ketchup." I hated to ask. "I want ketchup on that, too."

"That's not a condiment, sir, it's a Tomato Product." My sales rep butted in again. "That's not a supported configuration."

"What now?" I kept my voice steady.

"Too juicy. The bun can't handle it."

"Look. Forget the ketchup, just put some lettuce and tomatoes on it."

The waitress backed away from the counter. "I'm sorry, sir, but that's not supported either, the bun can take it but the burger won't fit in the box. The sales rep defended himself. "Just not at first release." "It is being beta-tested, sir."

I checked the overhead screen. Fries: number 000210A, option 110, French followed by option 120, English. "What the hell are English Fries?" I turned to the sales rep. "Chips they call them. We sell a lot of them."

I gave up. "OK, OK just give me a plain vanilla Burger Bundle." The confused the waitress profoundly. "Sir, Vanilla as an option is configured only for series 00450 Milkshakes." My sales rep chuckles. "No ma'am, he just wants a standard 00220A off the shelf.” I wondered how long it had been on the shelf. I didn't ask.

"Very good, sir." The waitress breathed a sigh off relief. "Your meal is now on order. Now how would you like it supported?"

"Support?" She directed me to the green shaded area at the bottom of the menu, and I began a litany with my Sales Rep that I'll never forget.

"Implementation assistance?"

"You get a waiter."

"Implementation analysis?"

“You tell him how hungry you are and he tells you what to eat."

"Response Center Support?"

"He brings it to your table."

"Extended materials?"

"You get refills."

I stuffed some money at the waitress and told her to take it. She gave me my check on three sheets of green-bar paper. I studied it on my way to the table, and decided it'd pass as an emergency napkin.

Table? My Sales Rep had been bright enough to order us a table. He hadn't been bright enough to check on a delivery date. The table waiter slouching in his corner surveyed the crowded room, looked at me and said, "Two weeks. But I can get you a standalone chair by the window right away."

I handed him the tray. A woman rushed up to me with two small cups of chili and sauerkraut for the hot dog somebody else had ordered. The room began to grow dim, my eyesight faded...

I woke up clutching the water-glass at my bedside table. It was five AM, four hours till my meeting with HP. I had had a vision, I did what it told me to do. I dialed my office, and I called in sick.

2005\02\11@125720 by Harold Hallikainen

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Back when soft drinks started offering lots of options (sugar free,
caffeine free, taste free, etc.), I thought they should just binary code
the drink and you order it by the hex result. Sounds like that'd work for
the HP hamburger...

Harold


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