|Response to Tom and Ron|
Message #4 Posted by Speck on 9 Apr 2003, 5:37 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Ron Ross
I think the thing that scares me most about this whole thing is that Ms. Fiorina came from Lucent Tech., and look at what happened to them after she left. I can't say that their problems are a result of anything she's done, but it's an avenue that can't be overlooked, either.
You asked about the author. His name is George Anders. He is listed as a Stanford graduate, and is the senior editor of Fast Company magazine (first I've heard of it). ISBN 1-59184-003-1, if you want to look for it. And I have to agree, it does seem a bit premature, but the book is out there nonetheless, and deserves analysis.
Sorry to hear of your misfortune with HP. It must be frustrating to watch all of this. And thank you for the obeservation: I had failed to notice that the Journadas seem to have completely disappeared (I don't tend to follow the handheld computer market much; my 49G is getting me by). A shame, too, because it always seemed to me that with a name like iPAQ, Compaq was just trying to cash in on some of the successes of Apple Computer. It made me suspicious of their quality. It just seemed a cheesy thing to call a handheld device. Guess they solved the "internal competition" issue, though, albiet in a less-than-favorable way.