Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by JW, Jan 8, 2014.
Lansing // East Lansing
A side-effect of the era of enlightenment when complete trash like Fiorina were appointed CEO, and you should see all the other corporate boards that see yew enn tee has sat on since- utterly useless trash who couldn't competently run a fast food restaurant!
Keysight? Seriously? Bombsight is more like it.
I wonder how much they paid somebody to come up with that. Of course
everybody in the business was calling Agilent "Flatulent" for the first
Dr Philip C D Hobbs
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
160 North State Road #203
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510
hobbs at electrooptical dot net
NCIS I'm guessing, but it doesn't make much sense.
Here's the deal. If the product is good, you don't change the name. They
should have left the name HP for the test and instrumentation products and
called the computer/printer line something else. However, in the eye of the
public, they never saw a HP test instrument, so the company didn't want to
lose THAT branding.
OK, so they formed Agilent. The people that needed test equipment grumbled
and got over it. Hell, they still call it HP even with Agilent on the
So what becomes of Agilent now that they are rebranding the test and
instrumentation line again?
I think the worst branding was Avago. Sounds like fuckin' avocado, and I
People earn big bucks thinking up these names. You would think they could do
a better job. I could at least stand Agilent. You think of something agile.
Not a negative thing. Anything with "key" in it is bad. Keys have a negative
1) Where are my keys
2) I lost the key
3) I locked myself out
4) I can't believe how long this freakin' product key is to unlock this
Yada yada yada.
I never thought of calling them that, having spotted the anagram ;-)
it really does.
It's a move straight from the failed company playbook.
Every division Motorola spun off years ago is doing great. I'm not sure if
the the legal name Motorola even makes or does anything at all anymore.
Same story for Kodak.
Nobody learns anything.
Maybe hindsight would have worked?
Judging by their repair & recalibration pricing, it's somewhat
Probably an oversight.
Who the hell thought up that name? It's horrid. They should just talk to
HP and get back together again.
People will buy the good stuff, no matter what name is on it. The
junk needs the marketing cache of the name brand.
"We're in the x86 business. Whatever your question, x86 is the answer
(at x86 margins)."
"We're in the Windows business. Whatever your question, Windows is the
answer (with M$ quality)."
Does either have another business? Really?
Office is a big seller but not as big as Win. They're really one and
the same, though (desktop).
Yep, or is killed because it doesn't have "x86 margins".
Windows == desktop
After recently buying an iPod, I can't understand how people put up
with the crap. I though M$ bloat was bad.
....or Chinglish for Rigol. ;-)
Hmm, after HP, how about IQ?
xbox OS is windows
microsoft mouse originally was only suited to windows (only 2 buttons)
office? there's lots of windows installs without it. all those X boxes
and devices that run embedded WinCE
Separate names with a comma.