Another Big Idea

By Deborah Gage  |  Posted 2001-01-22 Print this article Print

Hewlett-Packard needs your help.

Hewlett-Packard needs your help. In the wake of CEO Carly Fiorinas warning that the company will miss first-quarter earnings due to "worsening economic conditions and a deceleration in corporate and consumer IT spending," (dont you love corporate-speak?) HP flacks are working the phones.

The company has been calling reporters soliciting their opinions on what HP should do now that "the honeymoon for Carly is over." Want to join in? Go to and send Carly a message. She does not promise to respond personally but says she "often pass[es] along suggestions and observations to my colleagues." HP did not say whether it was offering prizes for the best suggestion.

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Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's Sm@rt Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.


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