Recently, my old company Hewlett-Packard has been in the news--and not in a good way. I've been watching the coverage from the sidelines up to this point, but felt increasingly compelled to join the conversation and share my point of view. So here goes.
A fascinating editorial by Joe Nocera in "The New York Times" about the Mark Hurd story makes the argument that perhaps HP wanted to get rid of Hurd for other reasons, and used sex/misuse of funds scandal as an excuse.
While you were sleeping (fitfully as the storm raged outside), innovation was wondering if the word "sky" within another word (example: Skype) was subject to copyright, and if so, would anyone called Skylar find that they were, as a human being, illegal?
The news that Hewlett Packard has just slapped down $2.7 billion to acquire 3Com looks like a move that will be good for the two firms. Both companies' respective products will dovetail nicely to turn HP into what could easily be described as an IT polymath--pretty damn good at everything.