<div><br></div><div>Get well soon, Richard. </div><div><br></div><div>That divestment update is intriguing. It makes me wonder, regardless of how the decision goes, how much do you suppose HP has lost from the distractions of such an ugly process? Big structural changes are naturally disruptive, of course. I&#39;m sure companies faced with such changes try to take those costs into account, as far as possible, and balance them against expected benefits. But telegraphing a tsunami scale change like this and then backing out has got to hurt in lots of ways.</div>
<div><br></div>Howard<div><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Richard J. Nelson <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:rjnelsoncf@cox.net">rjnelsoncf@cox.net</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">
<div lang="EN-US" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Hello HHCers,<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Here is an update on additonal Conference information.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Eric has sent his DVD to every attendee and you should have received it by now.  You can’t miss it because of the colored envelope it was sent in.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Thanks Eric for this difficult and time consuming accomplishment.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Jake will, eventually, produce an edited DVD of the video of the Conference.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Eric has also posted his videos of a few presentations at:  </span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=HHC+2011+San+Diego&amp;aq=f" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=HHC+2011+San+Diego&amp;aq=f</a> <u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Best speaker winner Joseph Horn’s presentation is included and it is well worth viewing again, even if you saw it in person.</span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">I will, after I recover from a severe cold, make a *.pdf file of the “proceedings” and it will be posted at the HHC 2011 website.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Joseph will, eventually, post Conference photos on the website as well.  Some of the best photos (professional grade) were taken by Gary Friedman.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">I will have to see how these may be made available/viewable.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">I have attached the HHC 2011 group photo.  The official registered number of attendees is 74.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:red">Here is a short news report that provides an HP PC divestment update.<u></u><u></u></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Internal Report Finds HP May Benefit From Keeping PC Business<u></u><u></u></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Brandon Bailey</span></i><i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u><u></u></span></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Mercury News Posted: 10/12/2011 06:05:31 AM PDT<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">In a sign that </span><a href="http://www.siliconvalley.com/topics?Hewlett-Packard" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Hewlett-Packard</span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"> (</span><a href="http://markets.financialcontent.com/mng-ba.siliconvalley/quote?Symbol=HPQ" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">HPQ</span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">) may decide to stay in the personal computer business, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that an internal review conducted for HP has found its PC division provides more financial benefit to the company than HP would gain by spinning off the division as a separate business.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">An HP spokeswoman would not confirm the Journal report, which cited unnamed sources.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">CEO Meg Whitman has said she hopes to make a decision by the end of this month, after the company announced it was reviewing options for the division&#39;s future. While it has lower profits than other segments of HP&#39;s business, analysts say the $40 billion PC operation gives HP leverage to negotiate lower prices for components used in both PCs and bigger computers, and also brings in business from corporate customers that buy big computers and PCs. <u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:red">Looking ahead.</span></u></b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:red">  </span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">For those of you who attend CES in January we will probably have our usual Saturday evening dinner <u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">meeting.  Be sure to let me know if you will be attending so I may set up the meeting.  This is a decades old “tradition.”  <u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">Here are a few photos from 2011.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">       John, Brian, &amp; Jake.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black">       Sam Kim<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p>
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