Friday, August 19, 2011

My $0.02 on HP, webOS and myopia

By now the geek world has had a day to absorb the news that HP is killing its mobile/tablet webOS platform, getting out of the hardware business and buying a British software firm, Autonomy, for $11.7 billion. The irony: The company pulled the trigger on the anniversary of its founding in a California garage.

What does it all mean? Well, if you ever had a PalmPilot, this marks the end of the line for Palm, which HP bought last year. And if you covet HP laptops - hello, The Office! - your next machine may very well be made by someone else. Beyond the personal/nostalgic realm, the implications extend right into the corner office.

Yahoo! Canada published my article, The HP verdict: investors win, innovators lose, today. Hope you enjoy it.

1 comment:

Thumper said...

Man, my desktop and laptop are HP and held up well enough I would have considered one when the next replacement was needed...