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John Gruber’s Simple Explanation for Why HP Abandoned Palm and is Getting Out of the PC Business ➝

John Gruber on HP CEO Leo Apotheker:

The thing is, Apotheker’s relevant experience was serving as CEO of SAP. What’s SAP? SAP is an enterprise software and consulting company. Honestly, we all should have seen this coming. You don’t bring in an enterprise consulting guy to turn around a PC and device maker. You bring in an enterprise consulting guy to turn a PC and device maker into an enterprise consulting company.

Mark Hurd was HP’s CEO when Palm was acquired. And, I doubt Apotheker had any interest in what Palm had to offer.