so evident in the [local] Governor campaign; sexism Will be there, but that's not My schtick.
That she spawned some randy nincompoops whose hubris may exceed even hers.. cannot be by random accident, nor can she be blamed for the fact that, Offspring do so often disappoint.
HP is now little more than a repackager for Chinese ink cartridges.. a company once.. at least of the same general calibre as Tektronix
[once the Gold Standard ... but never again to recapture that, after Vollmer left: a truly unique CIEIO in that he really Meant-it re. "State of the Art"
insistence from lab --> boxed (in Tested-boxes!) for shipment.] (before that phrase too, became as meaningful as, Have-a-good-day .)]
Without a science background, assiduously applied, you CAN'T have [what HP once stood for.]
She ain't got that so--whatever the merits/demerits of the board: she could not/cannot competently oversee such a manufacturer: think ex-Pepsico-droid running Apple-into-ground?
Yes the long-knives may indeed be out for her, and sexism / like Confederate Flags.. remains right up there in the Murican zeitgeist. But IMO she fails all on her own inadequate knowledgw of that which she heklped dismantle.
Then there's the Unanswered Question asked by that [iconic?] Japanese businessman a while back..
Just HOW corrupt is America, anyway?
So maybe all bets are off when it comes down to attempting to discriminate the level of personal background competence of an 'officer', inexperience with abstruse scientific principles etc. VS the common thread of All Business People needing to lie repeatedly: merely To Sell Stuff.
We are all flying-blind amidst the unprecedented admixture of patently-false semantic dissembling and outright inadequacy--exemplified in Number One position by, anyone in the *cough* Financial 'Community'.
So my opinion here is likely quite as bogus as ... the entire System g u a r a n t e e s bogosity of astronomic level.
How's THAT for a disclaimer of 'bias', eh? ;^>
Methinks that That Is Kai Ryssdal's general MO, not especially snarky here--and surely not about gender.
(BTW, as surely you know, 'Agilent' was the super-silly name-change for--the remaining science-based division under the HP panoply,) and I admit near total ignorance of how much? of early-HP techno-competence remains there (unaware also of that Div's profitability, too.)
But a major loss seems to be, that unlike before:
almost every Agilent offering is priced in the stratosphere, completely beyond a 'professional's budget / only Corporation-affordable.
(In past I had bought new such things as audio metering/measuring equipment--they make nothing Like That now.)
Just another sign that, from Ivy League wissenschaffts on down--Murica now trains/spawns merely more and more MBAs, not 1:100 of whom even knows what Ohm's Law might be 'for'.
D e t e r i o r a t i o n creeps in on little pussy-cat feet :-/