HP says; “Hasta la vista, Apotheker”

Can HP rise like a Phoenix?

Can HP rise like a Phoenix?

Well, guess I wasn’t the only one questioning the “wisdom” of HP’s now ex-CEO, Leo Apotheker’s decision to get Hewlett Packard out of the Hardware Biz.

Reference my entry of August 19:


Official word today says he’s out and Meg Whitman is in:


Congratulations, Ms. Whitman. I hope it’s not too late to reverse the ill-conceived notions of Mr. Apotheker and restore HP’s proud heritage of manufacturing solid, reliable Hardware.

Since my last post on the HP boondoggle, they announced another run of their discontinued TouchPad Tablets. The number of units being bantered around is over 1 million. Must have had a LOT of spare parts lying around? Anyway, the numbers should be sufficient to send tremors into the hearts of the eBay Opportunists who cleared out inventories on spec and tried to triple or quadruple their investment. I’ve offered to purchase from several of them for the $149 close-out price (for the 32GB TouchPad), but no takers yet. The clock is ticking folks.

In any case, it’s nice to get one right once in awhile (speaking for HP – and myself)!

About Dave Pluke

Dave Pluke served as "the man behind the curtain" (Principal and VP of Technology) of a successful Structural Engineering firm for over 2 decades. Overseeing the transition from two, stand-alone 80286 Personal Computers, through Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Design to a fully networked, Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrated environment has provided plenty of "life lessons" (sounds better than "battle scars", doesn't it?). This blog's purpose is to share those experiences and apply lessons learned to better assist meeting the challenges of the future.
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