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It's HP, Jim, but not as we knew it

John Gruber wrote the following about the news that Hewlett Packard Enterprise are moving their headquarters from Silicon Valley to Texas:

The real HP has been gone for a long while, but still, moving their headquarters out of Silicon Valley is a sad postscript. HP was Silicon Valley just a few decades ago. I mean that’s where Woz worked as an engineer because of course Woz worked at HP because all the best engineers worked at HP and Woz was the best engineer.

You know how Vincent D’Onofrio’s character in Men In Black was an alien bug who killed a farmer and then wore the guy’s skin as a creepy disguise? That’s what Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to the real Hewlett Packard.

Time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister.

The slug for Gruber’s post is, appropriately, ‘hp-rip’.

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