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bwadebaker
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bwadebaker   12/12/2011 9:36:48 PM
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McKinney thinks innovative thinking can be taught? He should read "The Genesis Machine" by James P. Hogan. It's like saying genius can be taught. I've been in the business forty years; I've never seen it taught. I've seen bean counting being taught but not innovation.

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AndreGo   12/12/2011 8:32:53 PM
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HP never had a culture of software, and probably never will. So good software team will be formed, and leave to the Google, Microsoft etc... The HP board of directors's silly decisions to pick up CEO's on lack of skills as prime asset, will make H.P becoming slowly irrelevant until it is ready to be acquired at a low cost. This is crony capitalism at its worst. Here the word crony refers to a litany of scandals who have ridden a company which was the crown jewel of silicon valley. What a shame. Time to short HP?

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JerryPatterson   12/6/2011 6:03:42 AM
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I like the farming analogy (being from Iowa :) ). If sticking with WebOS is like plowing and tending vast acres, then WebOS is the latest cutting edge seed breed, where if you actually continue to tend to it and care for it, it will produce crop. HP don't plow it WebOS under simply because of one hail storm.

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JerryPatterson   12/6/2011 5:51:22 AM
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Ms. Whitman.....by all means, I beg you.....please keep webOS alive AT HP!!! HP can do U*IX well. HP can do hardware well. HP can do systems integration pretty well. HP can do scale, really, really well. You have some of the best hardware designers in the world. What other company would webOS thrive at? The possibilities with this tool in your hands and the intersection of technology that is HP could be revolutionary, but you've got to incubate it! Everyone complains about app availability....they did for years with MacOS too. With proper support of the development community and low moderate investment in open tools that the community can help to improve. Nothing overcomes a serious short term blow to a product like a long term commitment, a few excellent products that undercut the competition, and a steady resilience to the blows and temporal bumps that any emerging industry will throw at you. Call it wishful thinking, but I firmly believe that webOS would have the staying power, because it is so great, as long as HP chooses to back it and show it's serious about it. (Full Disclosure: While I work for HP now - not with or in webOS in any way, I bought my first device well before I was hired and instantly loved it. I bought a touchpad and would use it everywhere if it had cell access and was fully poised to purchase a Pre3 - I'd still relish the chance to do so --- Oh and these are my *personal* opinions and beliefs not that of my employer or anybody else, for that matter!) Well.....you asked for an opinion on this....there's mine. I know it sounds a bit over the top, but it's a greatest-thing-since-sliced-bread product that deserves a real chance (and...um a real calendar app).

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JerryPatterson   12/6/2011 5:51:18 AM
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It is my *earnest* desire that HP will ultimately decide to bet on WebOS and re-release the Pre3 and cast it as a relaunch - "bigger and better" so to speak. iOS is cute - webOS is serious. No tablet device out there can do what a webOS device can do (in my opinion). Half way through an e-mail I typing, oops, I just got a text, no problem, {taps notification} I'll make a quick SMS reply and it's back to my....oh wait, I don't like this song, {swipe and flick, flick over to my music app} ahhhh that's better, ok back to my e-mail..... I know, I know everyone probably on here knows how great it is. But, to give this up.....I'm beside myself. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do if webOS completely ends, and if it doesn't end but HP dumps it, I'm buying whatever it is that has it - there's just no reason to waste time on anything else. If it dies, I swear I'm going to write my own, best I can to mimic the best aspects of it (and fix the calendar app, for Pete's sake :-P)

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analog marketer   12/4/2011 7:45:48 PM
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A partnership where both Amazon and HP support the Web OS could gain some momentum

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Saturation   12/4/2011 3:16:52 PM
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HP of today may have a remnant of Bill and Dave's HP, but that's Agilent today. HP of old made devices for engineers, so it was an engineer to engineer affair, almost like a B2B. HP since 1999 is consumer focused.

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misland   12/2/2011 11:23:01 PM
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Memo to HP: Keep developing webOS. It's a leading edge product (based on Linux) and you don't have any other innovative products so far along in the development cycle. As an early webOS user, I'd say that HP's first marketing mistake was to not initially launch the upgraded Pre3 phone before launching the Touchpad. There was already pentup demand out there from the original Palm Pre owners, such as myself, who desired to upgrade their phones to the newer webOS, with the slightly larger displays. Apple did not make this mistake. Then HP should have launched the Touchpad. Afterall, it had the "touch to share" data xfer feature with the new webOS phones. I purchased the Touchpad from ebay 2 months ago and I'm very satisfied with it. While it's not perfect, it's a little heavy, but it has better tactile handling ergonomics than the ipad. My 6 year old nephew was able to use it for hours. Initially there was some lag time when launching apps, but after the last software upgrade, 6 weeks ago, it's become a very speedy operating system. And I can watch both Flash and HTML5 video on the superb display. Remember, Apple's initial tablet was the "Newton"(as was Palm's hybrid the "Folio"). I think for a quasi first generation product, the Touchpad and webOS make for a strong foundation from which to grow.

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goafrit   12/2/2011 4:36:14 PM
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I share this insight - Apple is the thing.

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ReneCardenas   11/30/2011 4:26:07 PM
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IMHO, there is plenty of growing markets for more than 3 platforms to share sales. HP is showing signs of losing confidence in its capabilities. So sad, there is the need of strong competiotion to improve product. I am convinced that left to Apple alone, innovation would be very limited.

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