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By offering Hurd counsel, Jobs wasn’t merely lending a friend psychological support. Rather, he was going to bat for the legacy of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. A healthy HP, Jobs urged, was essential to a healthy Silicon Valley.

( Source: Businessweek.com | Can Meg Whitman Reverse Hewlett-Packard’s Free Fall? )


I attended the HP DISCOVER conference in 2011.

The Autonomy folks were nice.

The HP folks were stressed.