Re: Questionable headline
@Joe, I hear that statement a lot and not really sure how to take it. HP, for as long as I can remember, has always been about hardware. They sold midrange UNIX servers back in the day to compete with IBM and have been in the Windows server/desktop market since the beginning. Also types of network equipment.
But their printers were always the most successful. I'd still be willing to bet HP printers have most market share, just that people don't use as many and they are much cheaper. I'm not sure continuing in that space was a mistake anymore than MS continuing to make and sell Windows. Should they have been inventing a smartphone and tablet before Apple did instead of resting on their laurels? Definitely. But a LOT of companies made that mistake.
But we are a "partner" of HP to buy computer hardware now. They have not been very impressive in service, that was source of my comment on them. It takes weeks sometimes to get a desktop or laptop shipped to us. Then they come with al this HP "junkware" installed on top of Windows. Then I may or may not get the invoice. Just a goofy company to deal with compared to IBM.