Killing Innovation

An ex-HP guy describes how Carly’s handling of HP Labs killed innovation within the company and fears the long term repurcussions of that, not just for HP but for the industry as a whole.

There's nothing that makes you say, 'Wow." Ten years ago I was seeing something interesting every month, but now we're touting bloated software and cute case designs as innovation. The damage to HP and the U.S. technology industry at large may already be irreversible. If we start investing today and let our engineers play we might have something exciting to show people in 2010. That's a long time to wait for the next big wow.

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