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HP buys EDS: You fools! You fools!

Does any major technology company have a worse record when it comes to buying other companies than HP? I mean come on. Do you recall how well the Compaq buy out went? Come to think of it, where is fired CEO, the genius behind that deal, Carly Fiorina working now anyway?

Sure Compaq may have worked out in the long run, but people who argue this seem to skip answering the questions: “Did HP really get anything from buying Compaq?” and “Couldn’t HP have developed its hybrid PC sales model without Compaq?” Seems to me, HP just wasted 25-billion big ones on Compaq.

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