The HP Way – more than a myth

The HP Way is legend. It was Hewlett-Packard’s set of guiding principles – a sort of yardstick – a road map. I had not been with the firm very long when I first heard the words HP Way. At an HP staff meeting, a manager berated one of the team. The subordinate responded without blinking, …

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Going back to DuPont

“You can’t go home again,” wrote Thomas Wolfe. In the next several weeks I will be blogging on my memories of starting out – my first position out of college – and how I chanced to be hired by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., of Wilmington Delaware. I hope this will …

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From typewriters to the stars

A father found his old typewriter in the garage. He had some insurance forms that had to be filled out on originals in triplicate. His seven year old son was amazed by the typewriter. “What is it?” The father tried various ways of explaining it and finally said. “It’s a printer.” I type on these …

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Personal media versus mass media

Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, discusses “Personal Media” on 17 minute streaming video [link updated] in part one of a series entitled “Media, Education, and the Marketplace.” Professor Miyagawa’s insights are fascinating and dovetail with the role that the founders of pingV have envisioned. Professor Miyagawa speaks of …

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