* Posts by Brian Hillier

2 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Apr 2007

WTO head optimistic about US compliance with WTO gambling rulings

Brian Hillier


Anyone who thinks the US will simply comply with a WTO ruling simply for good faith reasons is completely on crack.

The US has a long history of not complying - Soft Lumber etc. - and has even refused to Pay United Nations dues when it does not suit them.

This is most likely going to result in a decade of negotiations, unless someone can link it to oil money.

Lenovo sheds jobs to increase profit

Brian Hillier

Try offering updated product

Perhaps Lenovo should try updating their product lines if they want profit. According to their Canadian website, you can only get windows vista on a very select number of laptops and none of the X60 Tablets. And office 2007 does not appear as an option at all - still way back in the office 2003 days guys?

They have also been plauged with notoriously unreliable shipping dates, descripencies between North American availability - Does it need to take 6 months for CDN avail of same product?, and a surplus of crapware to try and eliminate once you do get your system.

What they should do is get their logistics in line, consolidate ordering, tracking, and warranty services in North America. Work out their supplier issues, and update their product lines (Centrino Pro is a good opportunity for this)

Instead I imagine they will cut their staff, offer fewer product lines to "consolidate profit", and slowly wither away into nothingness.