Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Thanks For Nothing, HP & Meg Whitman!

Just got through listening to the HP Investor Relations conference call.

Cutting through all the bullshit, it’s this:

1) Leo was not liked. Meg is liked.

2) We are still buying Autonomy

3) webOS is still dead

4) Holy shit we have to stop this bleeding of our large customers from our PC business!!

Let’s be clear here: What Leo started, they will continue.

There was no repudiation of his direction or of any of his big decisions. They repeated that more than twice.

Should Meg Whitman decide to actually do something with webOS, it will happen too damn late now. No one will care by then.

No one will especially give a shit after Amazon announces its tablet.

Forget the TouchPad coming back, forget about hoping for those 100,000 TouchPad Go units being built. It’s all over now.

The overall attitude was that Leo’s “strategy” is for a grown-up business. And webOS is a business for children.


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Drunken Dow Delays Doom

Aw, that’s not so bad.

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Drudge Doom Headline Teases, Disappoints

I have waited over three fucking years for this headline:

The only problem is that it’s not true!

Drudge is engaging in his typical hyperbole.

Which means when it really happens, the headline will be stunning.

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Occupy Wall Street: Day Six Photos

All photos taken today, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Liberty Plaza between 7-7:30AM and at Wall Street area 7:30-8AM. Resampled down to VGA, click any to enlarge.

Have you see any mainstream coverage of it beyond a passing clip or soundbite? You probably think it’s all over.

It’s not.

It’s ironic that when I got home, this was the Drudge headline when I signed on:

Why do you think your 401K is evaporating to a 1K? Why do you think your pension funds are being raped? Wake up! There’s the answer!

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