Steve Jobs: HP Is “Being Dismembered And Destroyed…I Hope I’ve Left A Stronger Legacy.”

The story comes as Jobs was being asked about the success of the iPad and the folding of WebOS and its hardware products like the TouchPad.

He has had a long history with HP.  It is apocryphal that—at least in his early career—two of his heroes were Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, the founders of HP. Now, in Jobs’ upcoming biography, a story has surfaced that shows that Jobs never gave up that fondness.

Jobs brought up the HP connection again just recently, when he spoke to the Cupertino Town Council about building a new campus on the site of the old HP grounds.

Jobs obviously felt that HP had many of the qualities that Apple did, at least in its early days. And seeing HP brought down, eventually giving up the consumer hardware business almost entirely. It’s telling that no matter how successful Apple was at his death, he was still worried that it would suffer the same fate.

Jobs obviously felt that HP had many of the qualities that Apple did, at least in its early days. And seeing HP brought down, eventually giving up the consumer hardware business almost entirely. It’s telling that no matter how successful Apple was at his death, he was still worried that it would suffer the same fate.

 

 

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