Posts Tagged ‘Web OS’

Why we didn’t elect Meg governor

October 28, 2011 2 comments

You don’t realize how hard it is to type when you open your palm and insert your face.

Meg Whitman, who took the reins of Hewlett-Packard after being trounced in the 2010 California gubernatorial election that cost her and her campaign roughly $43 per vote, decided to bring back the HP consumer hardware, which was a good thing. I even ate some crow, with salt, yesterday in manning up to say something nice about Meg for making this decision.

Today I can thank her for something else: Thank you, Meg, for restoring my confidence in your incompetence.

Now Californians who voted against her — yours truly raises hand here — can be smug about not electing her to Sacramento for a typical Meg move.

An article today states that rather than include the already proven WebOS on the HP Touchpad tablet — which is what it came with until former HP CEO Leo Apotheker had what can best be described as the most profound brain fart in human history in dumping HP’s consumer technology — Meg wants to run the tablet with, wait for it, Windows 8.

Don’t take my word for it. The article by Tom Krazit is here, if you dare.

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(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software in his new home office. Watch this space.)

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