Re: Itanic is sinking

From: Robert Klemme <>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 12:42:44 +0200
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On 19.05.2012 03:28, Mladen Gogala wrote:
> On Fri, 18 May 2012 14:49:46 -0700, joel garry wrote:
>> Remember, in the world of Republicans, cutting expenses raises stock
>> prices and helps the economy through magical Laffing Curves.
> I don't think that republicans are much to blame for the current HP woes.
> Neither are democrats. I don't see any connection with politics, at all.

I think Joel was referring to the exaggerated believe in the market and the consequences for mindsets around the globe - especially in financial industry. Raising stock price has become more important than securing the future of enterprises far too often.

> Meg only applies the same unimaginative therapy
> as everybody else: layoffs.

That's what Joel was referring to, I believe.

> Well, layoffs will not distinguish HP from their competitors.

That's a very good point! Unfortunately it seems to be ignored all too often. Cost cutting by relocating work to countries with lower wages is another of those dreadful "best practices". I think one of the reasons is that people are staring too much at numbers of things that can be easily measured (wages for example). Things which do not have a price tag easily attached (e.g. additional time spent for home staff, communication overhead, cost of misunderstandings etc.) are simply non existent for these people.

> PA RISC was running circles around Intel chips, for a very,
> very long time. I still remember the shock when I executed "uptime"
> command on one HP-UX 9 running model 9000 and the answer that came back
> was "2733 days". GLanceplus was light years ahead of top. OmniBack used
> to be excellent.




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