Off-topic, but interesting (Fiorina fired)

From: Philip Pemberton <>
Date: Thu Feb 10 02:11:52 2005

In message <m1Cz13b-000IxwC_at_p850ug1>
 (Tony Duell) wrote:

> But will the replacement be any better? I doubt very much HP will go back
> to being a top-class test equipment company who make very nice computers
> (and claculators) to use with said test equipment.

I don't even think Tek are as good as they were.. service manual availability
for the newer (TDS series) scopes is apparently basically nil, and repairs
are generally done by swapping the entire board instead of the one component
that failed.
HP's test equipment division died when they stopped including proper
schematics in their service manuals. The same applies to Tek. I'd like to see
a TDS-series scope last as long as my Tek 466.

> But maybe they'll
> actually stant try to make quailty products (instead of going for volume
> sales) again.

And maybe pigs will finally attain the capacity to fly.

Phil.                              | Acorn Risc PC600 Mk3, SA202, 64MB, 6GB,              | ViewFinder, 10BaseT Ethernet, 2-slice,          | 48xCD, ARCINv6c IDE, SCSI
He's DEAD, Jim. You get the Tricorder, I'll get his wallet!
Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 02:11:52 GMT

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