Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 10:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Not too long ago, a lot of people were pleasantly surprised when HP announced it would buy smartphone maker Palm. While Palm launched a very well-received mobile operating system, the hardware it ran on was of questionable quality, leading to lower-than-expected sales and thus financial problems. Now that HP has bought Palm, we're certainly going to see the webOS running on top-notch smartphones, right? Well, not if it's up to HP CEO Mark Hurd. Update: This gives a slightly different angle.
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New Speak!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 13:56 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

That is a very value proposition.


If I had HP Stock, I'd be selling now. That is the kind of language I would expect from a a guy starting up a E-business web-portal in 2001, who expects to make a mint in an IPO for his website that people will stay on because of the large number of ads on it, and the comic sans logo.

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RE: New Speak!
by Kroc on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 14:13 in reply to "New Speak!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

That is the kind of language I would expect from a a guy starting up a Social Network in 2006, who expects to make a mint in an IPO for his website that people will stay on because of the large number of users on it, and the Futura logo.

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RE[2]: New Speak!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 15:09 in reply to "RE: New Speak!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

My language, or Mark Hurd's language?

For the record, I would build an anti-social network, where users get points for being rude to each other, you can't have friends, only enemies and you can only dislike statuses/comments/links that people have on their page. The system would regularly send messages on your behalf to other users, spreading gossip and innuendo from analysing your profile. If you didn't accept an invitation to the site, a profile for you would be set up any-ways based on google search results about you.

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RE: New Speak!
by vivainio on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 14:57 in reply to "New Speak!"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

"That is a very value proposition.


If I had HP Stock, I'd be selling now. That is the kind of language I would expect from a a guy starting up a E-business web-portal in 2001, who expects to make a mint in an IPO for his website that people will stay on because of the large number of ads on it, and the comic sans logo.
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Is that sentence English in the first place?

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