Re: No offence to Stephen Fry
"There is only one thing worse than being compared to a fatuous fanboi, and that is NOT being ... um, hang on... no there isn't." - O. Wilde, spinning, in grave, 2012.
21 posts • joined 19 May 2010
I assume that YOU* is pronounced "You Star", and was gonna make a joke about it being pronounced "You Footnote". After reading the comments from the IBMers, You Footnote doesn't seem like such a joke.
I'm an ex-HPer. Their employee purchasing program might as well be called "YOU worthless piece of shit. No you can't have a fucking pay rise. Or a chair. What, you think this is still EDS? BWAHAHAHA!!! HIRING FREEZE TIME!!!"
But Benioff is gonna lose this argument. Ellison's pitch simply boils down to big IT shops - banks, governments, whatever - seeing the benefit in the whole quick-provision-of-a-small-slice-of-our-overall-computing-capacity model, but done privately for security reasons, ie not done under someone else's ultimate ownership.
Pretty simple, really. It's amazing that Benioff doesn't get it, given how simple he appears to be.
TBBT is hideous, and typical of a very old genre - The American Index Finger Comedy... Fonzie walks in shot, strikes pose with index finger extended, "live studio audience" ruins collective trousers, repeat for 11 years at 26 episodes per year...
Give us peace.
"... worked to extract costs from the EDS services biz"
Yeah, by transitioning staff into a job code lower than their EDS one so that they are technically overpaid and will never get another pay rise. And then they leave. That saves lots of money.
And by not paying bills "contracted prior to EDS integration". To the extent that HP then had to send an all-staff email reminding everybody that "there are some important steps we all need to take to ensure on-time supplier payment, and avoid unacceptable damage to HP's standing in the market place". Yeah, right. Like "we all" didn't want to pay our bloody bills.
"You all" is gonna have to learn the hard way... Hurd way, perhaps. "Me all" left and in doing so saved HP some money... in the short term...
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