Hewlett-Packard becomes HP

Posted on Saturday, October 12 2002 @ 11:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The shift from "Hewlett-Packard" to "HP" is an key element of the company's post-acquisition makeover. "HP" is shorter, snappier and forward-looking, whilst "Hewlett-Packard" looks forward into the past. A portion of which is best forgotten, especially in light of Bill Hewlett's hideously expensive and ultimately futile effort to derail the formation of the world's second-largest IT company.
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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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