|Re: HHC2008 HP Handheld Conference in September|
Message #18 Posted by Wayne Brown on 29 May 2008, 3:13 p.m.,
in response to message #17 by Charles Oxford
I really don't want to get into a big discussion over this; I've made my position plain in past years and don't want to keep repeating it. All I wanted was a simple answer to a simple question. But, as succinctly as I can put it:
I believe HP is guilty of a massive betrayal of its customers (and not just its calculator customers, either) over a period of years. Unless/until they issue a formal public apology for, essentially, doing nearly everything wrong for the past decade or so, I don't want to attend any meeting where they're received as "honored guests." Their attitude should be, "Please, we know we don't deserve to be here, but we're begging you, please let us attend." And the answer should be, "OK, you're invited, but you'd better be on your best behavior; and at the first sign of anything other than total and unconditional cooperation, we're throwing you out!"
Personally, I'd prefer HP simply was banned from attending at all, under any circumstances, until the aforementioned public apology was offered.