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more info (5, Informative)

ack154 (591432) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617412)

From CBS Marketwatch [marketwatch.com]:

"While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute HP's strategy, I respect their decision," Fiorina said in a statement.

Not much to say, but .. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617501)

HP CEO Carly Fiorina dies, and she goes through the usual process of defending her case in front of the Divine Jury. It is not clear what happens exactly and where things go wrong, but when the jury comes back and the sentence is read, it turns out she is admitted into Heaven. So Carly is filling in the usual paperwork at the HAO's desk (Heaven Admission Officer): non-disclosure agreement, legal disclaimers, non-competition clause, etc...

'Congratulations and welcome to Heaven,' finally says the angel. 'Go down the corridor, first door on your right.'

Carly walks to the door, pushes it open... and staggers back. Through the flames and behind the door, all you can see are countless devils inflicting the most horrible tortures to screaming souls. She rushes back to the Officer and waves her admission pass, breathless. 'Must be an error, this thing here says Heaven!'

'Oh yeah,' says the angel, barely looking up from his/her screen. 'Forgot to tell you... we merged.'

Re:more info (5, Interesting)

dsginter (104154) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617548)

What must be really depressing for her is that (as of this writing) HP's stock is up more than 11 percent [yahoo.com] in pre-market trading today. That's nearly a $7 billion increase in market cap - how depressing for her. She was worth negative $7 billion to HPQ's value.

Re:more info (3, Interesting)

ack154 (591432) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617591)

I found that quite humorous... each little story I saw (with a couple exceptions) was just saying that their stock was up ... BECAUSE OF her "stepping down." Poor lady. Good for HPQ then.

Re:more info (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617615)

Who modded this as 'redundant'? It's the First Post! How is that redundant of anything? There is nothing before it!

1st post by anonymous (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617414)

anonymous first post

She was forced out (5, Informative)

fishdan (569872) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617420)

According to the Business Standard she was forced out. [business-standard.com]
"While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute HP's strategy, I respect their decision," Fiorina said a statement. "HP is a great company, and I wish all the people of HP much success in the future."

There have been other shakeups in personel [ft.com] at HP leading to speculation that there is something wrong. You have to wonder if all the [com.com] animosity she accrued [com.com] while making the HP/Compaq merger happen [computerworld.com] has finally been returned.

Carly was one ot the things that was wrong. (5, Interesting)

OmniGeek (72743) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617588)

I worked at HP in the 80s, still hold stock in the company, and I have been horrified for years at the degradation of HP from a great place to work (and a profitable, socially responsible company) into a soulless, internally repressive corporate tyranny. Bill and Dave would be speechless with rage were they still with us.

Ms. Fiorina has presided over such low points as dumping a profitable calculator division (without even spinning it off or doing an EBO!), and a recent corporate general meeting where the proxy-voting process was blatantly abused and manipulated to ensure the board got their way regardless of what the stockholders wanted.

To say nothing of the shenanigans with trying to suppress aftermarket inkjet cartridge suppliers/refillers. Hewlett and Packard would never have condoned such slimy means of boosting profits; they preferred to make money by adding value, and believed in interoperability and good corporate citizenship (a quaint concept, I know, but I'm an old fart...)

I shed no tears (and gave a few cheers) at Ms. Fiorina's daparture; I just wish I had some confidence her successor will be an improvement.

Some more details in AP story (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617424)

See the AP version of the story here [msn.com] via MSNBC.

Duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617425)

Even if the role is filled by a woman, it's still called chairman, or chairperson.

Re:Duh (1)

JeffTL (667728) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617502)

Not if she's showing off what a woman she is. Some people still think it's the eighties or nineties.

Ding dong, the witch is gone! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617429)

Hey HP, you can stop sucking ass now! Stop pretending the Compaq merger was a good idea. Stop trying to prop up Itanium. Stop pretending dropping Alpha and PA-RISC for Itanium was a good idea. Stop making cheap printers that fall apart if you look at them. Get those scientific instruments and calculator business back. Just stop being a schitzophrenic Dell!

Re:Ding dong, the witch is gone! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617484)

Don't be so hard on her. She was great in Men in Black.

Re:Ding dong, the witch is gone! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617513)

Sad to say, the phrase went through my mind when I heard the story on the way into work this morning.

Re:Ding dong, the witch is gone! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617524)

Amen. They should've never given their HP-UX base the idea they were being abandoned (in favor of Winodws). The decline of the calculator division cost them their coolness factor. The loss of test equipment cost them their geek base. And I must say that none of the current HP printers is half as well made as my LaserJet 4 (manufacture date: March 1993), which simply works, and works, and works.

Re:Ding dong, the witch is gone! (2, Insightful)

jensend (71114) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617525)

While it doesn't matter much now whether they think the Compaq merger was a good idea and Agilent seems to be doing just fine on its own, the rest is spot on.

Under Fiorina HP was run into the dirt. Maybe now they can take directions which will restore the old reputation for quality engineering.

Re:Ding dong, the witch is gone! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617613)

Exactly. It's time to get the Hewlett/Packard kids back on the board, for starters. Carly's sacking of Walter Hewlett and his supporters was nothing short of shameful.

Then, HP should re-absorb Agilent, the former engineering brains of the company.

During HP's decline, the printer division was the crown jewel. What happened to Dave Hoover's printer division? How did it start sucking? Oh well.

The HP of old is still dead. It will take a lot of work to bring it back to life thanks to Carly and her cronies.

Too bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617430)

....don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Let me be the first to say (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617431)

Actually first to sing the song ding dong the witch is dead. Errhh umm ahhh is Patricia Dunn the east witch or the west witch?

Re:Let me be the first to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617459)

Well you wern't the first, but lets all sing it together.

Poor sales.. (1)

martin (1336) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617432)

Poor sales for PC's, medical, lack of direction/deliverables of HP/UX-Tru64 / OpenVMS....kinda when really

Re:Poor sales.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617488)

Totally fucked the calculator division...

Re:Poor sales.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617516)

Totally fucked up quality control. Seen an HP printer made in the last four years or so? They're heaps of junk. I'm lucky enough to still have a functioning HP 690C that's coming upto 8 years old now and is built like a tank. The new models arn't even as well built as the cardboard box my 690C came in.

NPR dancing a jig? (3, Interesting)

jacobcaz (91509) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617433)

I've been listening to NPR this morning and they seem to be giddy this has transpired. They keep going back to the story and their normally relaxed demanor seems to lift a litte.

Is there no love lost between NPR and Fiorina or is it just that NPR is happy anytime a "big wig" gets the boot?

Re:NPR dancing a jig? (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617494)

Is there no love lost between NPR and Fiorina or is it just that NPR is happy anytime a "big wig" gets the boot?

I'm dancing a jig, and I don't even listen to the radio. Carly was a longtime advocate of draconian DRM and increased copyrights.

This is indeed a special "time of the month."

Re:NPR dancing a jig? (5, Informative)

http101 (522275) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617579)

Honestly, having seen the inside operations of how HP is run, I can tell you, they're happy simply because Carly is gone. She's cut corners like you wouldn't believe. Did you know that their consumers have better computers than what's in their tech support centers in the Houston RDC?

Carly has taken it on herself to ensure techs are NOT able to do their jobs by implementing stupid tools like "ATM" or the Automated Technology Manager to replace the MMC snap-ins for Active Directory. VPN support for employees is utilized only through a "signed" proprietary program which is a pain in the ass to support because it either breaks or totally f*cks up a person's NT account. Their financial center is run completely on VMS and locks out users repeatedly. As for pager/cellphone support, the company gives you one, but you have to pay for the services. If you don't want a pager or cell, they give you a Blackberry which is linked to their own Blackberry service towers running Blackberry Server v1.0 while the rest of the world has upgraded their software 10-fold. I only say this as an example of how she's neglected certain aspects of the company's functionality just to put a couple more nickels in her purse.

I don't know about you, but when I get home, there's a beer with my name on it!

Tidal wave of submissions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617439)

"Charlie don't surf!"

(is michael on holiday?
why did he stop posting news stories?
could he have picked a more insensitive from the ... dept. for a company that outsources so much work to India?)

Feel invigorating! (5, Funny)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617441)

There's nothing like a good Corporate shake up first thing in the morning to make you feel good!

Oh, sorry about your job. :P

Re:Feel invigorating! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617546)

There's nothing like a good Corporate shake up first thing in the morning to make you feel good!


Oh, sorry about your job. :P


LOL classic!

And just remember, Carly says that you an compete for your job, just like everybody else.. even if they are working 80 hour work weeks for 35 cents an hour with no worker protection.

Sad thing is, she's probably got a platinum parachute.

Investors (5, Interesting)

BWJones (18351) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617446)

Well, let's see..... I at one time did have shares of HP, but sold them after a series of decisions HP made under Fiorina including:

1) Less focus on the printing division so they could make "me too" Wintel boxes and purchasing Compaq for an unbelievable amount of cash.
2) Canceling then reinstating the HP calculator line.
3) Getting out of and then back into the storage business.
4) Failing to capitalize on technologies invented at HP.
5) Being way too late to capitalize on the imaging expansion. Although the current imaging campaign (The Kinks Picturebook) is a well run ad campaign focusing on the consumer, they are still missing the Pro level stuff.

If a company is going through significant expansion, one could excuse a series of screw-ups, but HP has not significantly expanded. Rather they have given marketshare to companies like Dell, Epson, Apple and others to the tune of about $10 Billion.

My investment money went from HP to Apple. Fiorina was brought on to HP to bring the company into the Internet era, but seemed to miss that original goal entirely. Companies like Apple got it.

Granted, running a company the size of HP is not easy, but Fiorina's hubris and arrogance have proven dangerous. Unfortunately, this pathological perspective is a model that American corporate (and political) figures seem to be embracing to their shareholders (and citizens) detriment.

Re:Investors (3, Interesting)

Rinikusu (28164) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617542)

it's interesting to note that even the hardcore HP calculator folks would rather buy an old one off of ebay for $insane_cash than buy one of the new TI wanna-be plastic ones. Nothing against TI (I have one, I like it, but that's because colleges use textbooks that use it.. I smell.. money being exchanged somewhere...), but most of my engineering friends tell me the HP is "where it's at". :P

That's too bad (1, Interesting)

grungebox (578982) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617448)

Say what you will about her policies, Fiorina was still one of only a handful of significant female CEO's in the world today. In fact, I can't think of another one off the top of my head, and certainly no other woman heads a company as powerful and important as HP.

Re:That's too bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617518)

How about Anne Mulcahy - CEO of Xerox...

Re:That's too bad (4, Insightful)

10Ghz (453478) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617553)

Say what you will about her policies, Fiorina was still one of only a handful of significant female CEO's in the world today. In fact, I can't think of another one off the top of my head, and certainly no other woman heads a company as powerful and important as HP.


While that might be true, but the fact is that she sucked as a CEO and she made lots of crappy decisions. And, because of that, she deserves to be kicked out, breasts or no breasts.

Re:That's too bad (5, Insightful)

v01d (122215) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617558)

It's a very good thing she left. She was one of the very few powerful female CEOs, and she was doing a horrible job of it. I've heard numerous people cite Fiorina as proof that women should not be CEOs.

Re:That's too bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617559)

how about ebay :)

Re:That's too bad [Of course there are others] (3, Informative)

tyrione (134248) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617569)

CEO of Lucent Technologies Inc.
Patricia Russo
(http://www.lucent.com/corpinfo/bios/russo.html)

CIO of Lucent Technologies Inc.
Ruth Bruch
(http://www.lucent.com/corpinfo/bios/bruch.html)

Board of Directors
http://www.lucent.com/corpinfo/leaders.html

Re:That's too bad (5, Insightful)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617590)

Say what you will about her policies, Fiorina was still one of only a handful of significant female CEO's in the world today. In fact, I can't think of another one off the top of my head, and certainly no other woman heads a company as powerful and important as HP.

Except, if what one is concerned about is the presence of a female CEO that demonstrates that there's no difference between men and women when it comes to performance in that area, you should be glad that she's going.

It's not about being a good or bad woman - she's underperforming as a CEO, period. It's gender-neutral underwhelming work, and her femininity doesn't matter one way or the other. That she's a woman shouldn't matter. To miss her strictly because she's a woman sells women short, and implies an almost affirmitive-action-needed shortcoming in female intellect. Just judge her and other female executives on actual performance, and that will shut down the gender chatter significantly. Her novelty has already worn off, so the HP board rightfully focused on what she was actually delivering (now that delivering PR for hiring her has run its course).

She's gone, she's gone... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617449)

Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead..

The knives have been out for a long time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617454)

Many dark forces have been working with the HP Board to weaken one of the strongest women in corporate America. It's a loss for us all.

No, its good for women (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617493)

Because it was clear the only reason she got the job was because of gender.

She certainly would have never gotten the job if she was not a "she".

Re:The knives have been out for a long time (4, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617552)

strongest women in corporate America.

There's a difference between a woman and a bitch who fills cartridges only a quarter full.

HP and Fiorina (2, Insightful)

Scott7477 (785439) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617455)

IMO, HP needs to focus more on its enterprise business. The SNAFU with their own internal ERP systems should have been grounds for Fiorina's termination. How can you sell anyone on your ability to give them systems integration advice when you show that you can't do it yourself.

Looks like the investors wanted it too (1)

sisukapalli1 (471175) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617456)

According to financial news, HP shares have jumped over 10% on the news. I guess partly because the issue (of differences in the board) is resolved, and partly because the investors wanted her to leave too.

S

I know people who work at HP... (1)

bloggins02 (468782) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617458)

Shouldn't this have been from the good-riddance dept.? Seriously, the woman was a snake. Glad to see her go.

Re:I know people who work at HP... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617511)

Seriously, the woman was a snake.

She works for Cobra.... ?
\

Re:I know people who work at HP... (2, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617578)

Seriously, the woman was a snake.

That's not the least bit nice - you are giving snakes a bad name

Golden parachute ? (1)

DARKFORCE123 (525408) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617460)

I wonder how much her golden parachute will be and how much they had to pay her to get out.

This is truly a great day for HP.

Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617466)

Carly could have been the worst CEO of a major US corporation.

Her strategy...no kidding:

1) Sell ink to customers
2) Buy Compaq... and then dump it
3) Offshore everthing
4) Give herself a big bonus

I'm being a little bit flip, but honestly,*THAT WAS HER FREAKING STRATEGY*

I heard her speak at a Gartner Symposium, and while she is/was bright enough, it was clear she (a) had no sense of humor (b) did not tolerate disent.

Its the best news I've heard this week. Really.

Re:Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617606)

Scully in female form?

Great News! (2, Insightful)

SSonnentag (203358) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617470)

This is great news! Now HP can get up off it's laurels and do something inovative for a change. This woman has been a stick in the mud for far too long. Way to go Carly!

good riddance (1, Redundant)

jacquesm (154384) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617474)

that woman did more damage to HP than you can possibly imagine. Short term vision excellent, long term vision totally blind...

Meanwhile... (5, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617475)

...HP technicians report that the new HP Flying Glider prototype and flight suit are missing, and a lab tech has been found dead. It is rumoured that a cackling evil-looking figure was seen flying around on the missing glider screaming for "revenge".

Good riddance (4, Insightful)

rlp (11898) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617480)

Just goes to show that a great company with a great reputation, skilled professionals, and a solid product line are no match for really bad management.

I am actually surprised... (3, Insightful)

zeruch (547271) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617491)

...she lasted this long.

While the spectacle of the Compaq deal gave her an inordinate amount of visibility, not all of it was good. Her own profile also seemed to clash with the well-established corporate culture of HP (which from what I undertstand was exemplified by the mostly low-key and self-deprecating style of Lew Platt).

There were simply too many gaffes, and I really am somewhat impressed she weathered it this far.
Carlton Sneed Fiorina, whatever shall you do now...

I remember her giving a speech to support DRM... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617495)

... and I did not like what she said. She was ultrasupportive of IP rights nonsence etc. For a technology company it looked too short sighted to me. Like the Sony with their ATRAC format, well they had Sony Music as a reason at least. Will the HP strategy change once she left?

Ding Dong! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617496)

My emotions as an HP employee...

Ding-dong the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead
Wake up you sleepyhead
Rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up the wicked witch is dead
She's gone where the goblins go
Below - below - below
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead

Amen!

Carlyland, regrettably, has become a wasteland. (3, Insightful)

blcamp (211756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617499)


Seems to me that Carly took HP, which was a tightly-focused, highly successful printer (and other peripherals) company (and let's not forget those fancy calculators!) and turned it into a colossal mess. Buying Compaq was a bust (shocking, considering the the only thing worth getting from there was the last vestiges of DEC).

Look at HP's stock price this morning... up, what, 10% already? Looks like this moved disappointed very few folks.

They need to refocus on what they did best, and spin off the rest.

Best wishes to Carly, and hope she doesn't blow it with the next company she runs.

No, not best wishes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617570)

"Best wishes to Carly, and hope she doesn't blow it with the next company she runs"

Its like wishing Nixon luck next time he's president.

No, she screwed up the company big time.

Her strategy was Ink and DRM.

My goodness...is that vision? Is that why people like her get paid hundreds of millions a year? To sell rebranded Apples and Canons?

She's not a symptom of the problem, she *is* one fo the problems.

Cabinet Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617506)

It is expected that she will now accept a post in the Bush cabinet. There was a lot of talk about it in November.

Booya? (2, Interesting)

erikharrison (633719) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617507)

While I would love to be one of the many leaping into the air, clicking their heels together, and saying "there is no bitch like Fiorina" I have begun to suspect that, in fact, there might be.

Who will replace her? Fiorina may have turned HP into Compaq, but they are still profitable, and under Fiorina's reign would be for some time. If she's been ousted, I somehow doubt she would be replaced by a innovative leader who would return the spirit of creation to the company. I fear it's more like "If we don't bother making even affordable shitty products we can cut this pie a little larger, and squeeze a little more blood from this stone".

One + One equals... (1)

bpuli (654182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617509)

half. HP + Compaq = company that lost market share in nearly every segment they had a (combined) presence in! Fiona was probably one of the (many) CEOs who have forgotten basic math. I blame not her , but the stupidity, gullibity and greed of the Board of Directors and the shareholders.

Why (1)

yodaj007 (775974) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617543)

Why should I care? Does this affect me somehow? OK, a CEO of a big computer company stepped down. Big friggin whoop.

Re:Why (1)

suman28 (558822) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617576)

You should, because this could mean changes in how the company does business, more toward OSS, more toward OSX, more toward Microsoft, or many of the other big decisions that could help or hurt the company and thereby the industry as a whole, when you talk such a large company. So, you should care.

Gee, whats the golden parachute? (5, Insightful)

arkham6 (24514) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617545)

I wonder how much money she got to be fired, how many millions? Its sick that employees get fired with not much more than a kick in the butt, but execs who do a horrid job get millions on their way out the door.

(Sorry, rather bitter laid off HP employee)

Another marketing genius bites the dust (5, Insightful)

rlds (849683) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617560)

Fiorina was recognized as a marketing genius at Lucent and that's why she got the job at HP. Fact is it takes more than a marketing genius to make the turnaround. HP lost its edge on innovation, plain and simple. It got obsessed with out-marketing companies like Dell, which were operating in a pure commodity model with a low cost advantage and knew how to market its brand, and also how to sell its products. Though it's true innovation in marketing is desirable to get an edge, it was clear that Fiorina didn't have it. She was using too much techno-babble to get to the CEOs of potential clients and no one else. Those CEOs were not buying it, they just cared about how much it would cost. So HP now has the option to get a true marketing genius to sell these commodities, or return to product innovations like Apple has done. But perhaps it's too late for the latter.

Her Replacement... (1)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617562)

...will unfortunately be so expensive it would've been the same price to buy a new company. That and they have to replace ALL the Chief-level executives, you can't just change one.

It seems their printer business affected them more than they realized.

You insensitive clods! (3, Funny)

kneecarrot (646291) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617573)

What about Carly's feelings? A human being has lost their job today - let's not forget that! She must be feeling down and I bet her confidence has taken a real hit!

Oh wait, I actually don't care.

Woo hoo!!! Ding Dong! The witch is dead!

Maybe she... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617585)

Maybe she can go to India and look for a job. After all, she understands that no one is entitled to a job.

I hope she doesn't catch a horrible disease!

Re:You insensitive clods! (4, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617616)

What about Carly's feelings? .... She must be feeling down and I bet her confidence has taken a real hit!

I will paypal anybody $25 if they can show me a picture of her smeared make-up.

back to the garage HP! (1)

peter303 (12292) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617584)

Time to focus on your core products which are instrumentation and printers. Becoming a PC company in a time of commodization was a mistake.

HP was the original "founded in a garage" company. The actual garage is sort of a shrine in Palo Alto. Several subsequent Palo Alto companies like Apple, Yahoo, and Google have claimed this mantle too.

Damn, that sucks... (5, Funny)

swillden (191260) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617592)

I work for IBM*, and we quite liked what Carly was doing to HP.

[*As a geek, not a flack, so don't get any silly ideas that IBM agrees with anything I say.]

Fiorina....I wonder if..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11617599)

I wonder if Shrek's princess Fiona was modeled after Fiorina? Hahaha

And don't forget the HP iPod (3, Insightful)

klubar (591384) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617610)

It's sad when a formerly great company like HP has been reduced to re-badging other company's products. Even if you think the iPod is cool, HP could have done better than just sticking its name on another company's product. What happened to innovation?

I wonder what company she'll grace with her presence next? Dump that stock quickly...

HP removed her page... (1)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 9 years ago | (#11617621)

It's kind of sad that her section on HP's site has been removed [google.com]. Click on the very first link. Nothing there. Hah!

Though you can still email Carly [hp.com]! Let's send our best wishes to one of the worst CEOs in recent years! :D

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