|Re: Want to Know Where HP is Heading?...|
Message #3 Posted by Renato on 7 July 2003, 3:17 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Trent Moseley
I think it is useless to bash HP, only because we like old
HP and old calculators.
It is like we are knocking on a house door, but the family
that used to live there has moved a long time ago - and the
new residents have the same family name.
These are not the people we want to talk to.
IMO, we should beg for Agilent to try to save the
Current HP mission statement:
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies,
solutions and services to consumers and business. The
company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal
computing and access devices, global services, and imaging
Old HP statement from a 60s magazine ad:
Many people know us as an instrument manufacturer: we make
more than 2,000 products for measurement, test and
analysis. Others know us as a computer company: more than
10,000 own our programmable calculators and computers. We
prefer to think that our business is to serve measurement,
analysis and computation needs . . . in science, industry,
medicine and education
Current Agilent statement at their web site:
Agilent's pioneering spirit was kindled more than 60 years
ago, when two engineers - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard -
invented the future in their garage. In 1999, Agilent was
spun off from Hewlett-Packard Company, and we have
continued to support the values so important to the two
visionary founders. We have also continued to innovate in
territory that matters, blazing trails in the fields that
are shaping the modern world.
While, physically, we have outgrown HP's garage, we
continue to live the values handed down from Bill and Dave:
uncompromising integrity; trust, respect and teamwork; and
innovation that makes a difference.