<html><head></head><body><div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:12px;"><div>Ooooh, ouch, the great Finnish depression :-( Let's remove all alcohol within 500m radius around the victim!<br/><br/>
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        <b>Gesendet:</b>&nbsp;Montag, 31. Oktober 2011 um 22:22 Uhr<br/>
        <b>Von:</b>&nbsp;&quot;Veli-Pekka Nousiainen&quot; &lt;nousiainen.velipekka@gmail.com&gt;<br/>
        <b>An:</b>&nbsp;&quot;Handheld Computing Conference discussion list&quot; &lt;hhc@lists.brouhaha.com&gt;<br/>
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        <b>Betreff:</b>&nbsp;Re: Re: HP's biggest blunder
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        I'm quite at the edge...someone has to rescue my HP calculators<div>I already forgot batteries in my 71B, so it needs a surgery</div><div>e.g. new battery terminals (AC works beautifully)</div><div>and I had to put a band-aid to sturdy my 75C so it will not hmmm... open at twist</div>

<div>41CX needs more work...I have several as spare parts</div><div>with some bad news (during this millenia) that I just couldn't handle</div><div>some of them have had a simulated drop test on the nearest concrete wall on my flat</div>

<div>drop distance estimated by my not-so.good baseball skills&nbsp;</div><div>(using shoulder only, slight twist)&nbsp;maybe 300 yards?</div><div><br/></div><div>If you want to give good home to them I'm finally willing to sell them ALL</div>

<div>since soon they are all dead - if anyone buys them all&nbsp;</div><div>I'll throw in a complete copy of IDS of the 71B</div><div>I'm afraid the HP-16C will be next...</div><div>note: HP is *NOT* make LE of the HP-16C</div>

<div><br/></div><div>nousiainen &lt;decimal point&gt; velipekka [at] gmail {Imperial radix mark} com</div><div><br/><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 23:06, Richard <span>&lt;<a href="richard1941@gmail.com" target="_blank">richard1941@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br/>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy">An important book on this issue is &ldquo;Bait
and Switch&rdquo; by Barbara Ehrenreich.&nbsp;&nbsp; Highly
recommended.&nbsp;&nbsp; I betcha that if HP tried to recruit you, they will
claim that they are </span></font><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span style="font-size:5.0pt;font-family:Verdana">an engineering company founded by
engineers for engineers</span></font><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy"><u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold">From:</span></font></b><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma">
<a href="hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a> [mailto:<a href="hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a>] <b><span style="font-weight:bold">On Behalf Of </span></b>Walter Bonin<br/>


<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Sent:</span></b> Sunday, October 30, 2011
11:20 AM<br/>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">To:</span></b> <a href="hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a><br/>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Subject:</span></b> Aw: Re: HP's biggest
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span style="font-size:5.0pt;font-family:Verdana">I don't want to underestimate the significance of
&quot;their early calculator technology&quot; but HP was successful earlier
with other equipment already. Calculators just fitted in their portfolio very
well, and they built them with the quality we all appreciate. What got lost,
IMHO, is they were - now they're just another big company.<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span style="font-size:5.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold">Gesendet:</span></font></b><font face="Verdana" size="1"><span style="font-size:5.0pt;font-family:Verdana">&nbsp;Sonntag,
30. Oktober 2011 um 18:43 Uhr<br/>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Von:</span></b>&nbsp;dalethorn
&lt;<a href="d_t_h_o_r_n@yahoo.com" target="_blank">d_t_h_o_r_n@yahoo.com</a>&gt;<br/>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">An:</span></b>&nbsp;&quot;<a href="hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a>&quot;
&lt;<a href="hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a>&gt;<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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Their biggest mistake is not understanding that their early calculator
technology was a fundamental building block of their success. Every employee
should have an understanding of how and where HP's success developed, but that
won't happen, and so down the slope of failure they will go.<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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