Jon Rubinstein Sends Message to HP Staff; Addresses TouchPad Reviews

Jon Rubinstein, in a leaked company-wide memo:

In that spirit, Richard Kerris, head of worldwide developer relations for webOS, reminded me yesterday of the first reviews for a product introduced a little over ten years ago:

“…overall the software is sluggish”  “…there are no quality apps to use, so it won’t last”  “…it’s just not making sense….”

It’s hard to believe these statements described MacOS X — a platform that would go on to change the landscape of Silicon Valley in ways that no one could have imagined.

I think that analogy works.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011