Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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RE[4]: Poor Support or Product
by Morgan on Sat 24th Nov 2012 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Poor Support or Product"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I agree, there are only two reasons to use the WiFi option on a printer: Either you need to place the printer in an area that is impractical to run a hard line to, or you have a curious need to boast "Look y'all, I've got a wireless printer WOOO!"

You'd think I was making up the second reason, but sadly I've sold more than one WiFi printer at work based on a customer's inexplicable need to have every device in their house "wireless", even though after some questions it's revealed that they have a home or office prewired for gigabit Ethernet, right down to the gig-E router.

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