HP Board Creates Tech Committees
from the can't-miss-the-future dept
In a surprising move, it seems that Hewlett Packard’s board has created a special technology subcommittee and a technology advisory board who have the job of making sure the company doesn’t miss out on any important technology trends. I think this is a great idea in theory, but I wonder how well it will work in practice. I think too many companies don’t have anyone looking at larger trends and how it will effect their business (witness the entertainment industry, for example). The folks they have included are certainly impressive, but I wonder if some of them are too high up to spot certain trends early enough.
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Didn’t hp or Compaq propose building some humongous “Tech City” campus in South San Jose back during the dot com era? They also talked about building a new futuristic high-tech city next to Fresno with a fiber optic connection to every home.
It did have that pipe dream feel to it, like those science shows of the 1970s that predicted we would have cities in space by the year 2000.
Re: Tech City
re: “..building some humongous “Tech City” campus in South San Jose back during the dot com era? They also talked about building a new futuristic high-tech city next to Fresno with a fiber optic connection to every home.”
Interesting…do you have or recall any more info on either of these?
Re: Re: Tech City
Maybe it was Cisco. On the south San Jose campus, they were going to hire 10,000 new workers at this Tech City, and local governments were opposed to the burden it would create.
The tech city near Fresno was put forth by Nortel, possibly to compete with Cisco.
HP already cancled the Alpha chip they got from COMPAQ/DEC. It’s 10 years old and still one of the fastest 64-bit architectures out there. DEC didn’t know how to market it, now HP isn’t even bothering. Sad.