HP-Compaq Merger: All But Dead? (Was: RE: Smoking)

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Tue Dec 11 11:37:51 2001

> I feel the same way Zach, even being an ex-smoker but when someone
> ingests/shoots/snorts/etc a substance that makes them a danger to the
> general public like it does if a person is stoned or drunk and on the road
> with me and my family then I tend to feel like personally tying them to a
> stake in front of a firing squad.

Agreed. I also feel that way about most proposed corporate mergers.
Carly Fiorina is currently tops on the stakeout list... and it would
appear that the Packard Foundation has joined with the Hewlett and
Packard famlies in opposing the merger.

Peter Coffee was talking about it in McNeil-Lehrer last night,
and he seems to think the old-time techies who recall HP from
their early days, and whom are now enjoying higher positions
in many companies, are also actively opposing the merger. The
consensus is that the technology what results from the merged
firms will run only Windows and use only Intel processors, and
that's (wisely) perceived as a negative.

When technology abandons diversity, I think I'll abandon
technology (unless it's vintage).

Received on Tue Dec 11 2001 - 11:37:51 GMT

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