The Ne[w|utered] HP (was: RE: The effects of employment)

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Thu Dec 12 20:29:01 2002

> It was again confirmed when they threw
> away the HP name (and outstanding reputation) and renamed it
> Agilent.

Actually, although I thought that was terrible at the time, in
hindsight I think it was a good thing. If HP is going to run their
reputation into the ground, at least it won't take Agilent with it.

Lately I've noticed that some of the Agilent facilities around here
no longer have "Innovating the HP Way" on their signs. Maybe they
are trying to distance themselves from it?

My biggest gripe with Agilent is that their recent instruments such
as the Infinium series oscilliscopes run Windows. I don't use the
things myself, but I've heard horror stories from friends using them.
It's a shame that they didn't use Linux, or xBSD. Some of their
earlier instruments such as logic analyzers actually acted as NFS
and X clients, but the networking capabilities of Windows are a huge
step backwards.
Received on Thu Dec 12 2002 - 20:29:01 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:34:40 BST