Yale professor and longtime friend and advisor to Bill Clinton, Jeffery Sonnenfeld, has been a one-man attack machine lately. His hit pieces against Carly Fiorina have been widely circulated and quoted by journalists without the financial background to see how preposterous they are. You can make a lot of accusations about Carly Fiorina, and some of them would be valid, but the assertion that she did a terrible job of leading HP computers through the PC wars of the early 2000s would not be one of them.
While I was working with Gateway Computers in the early 2000’s, my friends and I got endless comedic material from the fact that Gateway department managers didn’t regard upgrading five-year-old or older laptops as very important. Such irony that Gateway spent millions of dollars trying to convince people that they needed the latest models with their faster chips and larger hard drives and yet internally decided that five-year-old models were perfectly adequate to get the job done. And you know what? As much as we hated to admit it, we knew Gateway was right.
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