Silicon Valley pioneer William Hewlett dead at 87

From: Paul Braun <>
Date: Sat Jan 13 22:27:53 2001

> On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 07:50:23PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Granted there's more plastic in them than there used to be, but HP
> > still makes the best test equipment that money can buy, as far as
> > I'm
> Err, you mean Agilent does, right?
> --
> _______ Shawn T. Rutledge / KB7PWD


Yep. Agilent makes that great test equipment now. No way would
we want to keep using the long-respected, world-reknowned,
instantly-recognizable brand name of "Hewlett-Packard" anymore,
would we? I mean, for cryin' out loud, them guys are dead!

So, you can use your Agilent test equipment while you call
Accenture on your Lucent phone over phone lines owned by
Verizon. Of course, if you're in the field using your fabulous Agilent
test set, you can call Accenture on your Cingular Wireless phone.
That is, if you can even figure out how the heck to spell it, much
less pronounce it. Same thing for Verizon wireless. How the hell
are you s'posed to find the company if you can't pronounce it or
even spell it?

Marketing weenies. When did technology get overthrown by
marketing weenies?

That's probably what killed him....


Paul Braun WD9GCO
Cygnus Productions

"A computer without a Microsoft operating system is like a dog without a bunch of bricks tied to its head."
Received on Sat Jan 13 2001 - 22:27:53 GMT

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