|(additional URL) Re: Is this the HP of old? (I don't think so)|
Message #3 Posted by Christof (Davis, CA) on 1 Aug 2002, 1:52 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by W. Bruce Maguire II
I just popped into the forum to post this url. the letter itself.
I am, honestly, speechless. I'm seriously considering boycotting anything post Carly. (not fair to tar my 28s or 42s , or even my 320lx notetaking machine with that brush)
HP started out as a hacker* company- that was the point and the drive of the era. People pushed limits, discovered flaws, made bugfixes, and used HP kit to do everything from build a bridge, to design a logic board, to (potentially) navigate spacecraft!
Now? money. I hear accusations of science destroying our sense of wonder, but is it *science*, or the corporate ownership of it?
(* not that this needs to be explained here, but hacker doesn't mean media driven security cracker. MIT has some great hack pages, if you care to see)