100,000 Down

What’s the impact of the loss of 100,000 years of knowledge?

H-P is about to find out, because that’s how much experience is walking out the door.

The following is from the company’s official announcement about its Enhanced Early Retirement (EER) program:

“This is a distinguished group with more than 100,000 years of combined service—a group that represents an important part of HP’s legacy and has made incredible contributions to our success.”

No doubt, many of H-P’s brilliant minds are among those taking the buyout. It’s a shame.

About Mike

Mike Buetow is editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He is also vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversees all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 20 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow
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3 Responses to 100,000 Down

  1. Dennis Williams says:

    The last comment after the HP quote doesn’t fit for me. It’s a shame that brilliant minds aren’t among those leaving?? Is that what you meant to say?

  2. Mike says:

    Dennis, you are right, of course. Bad prose on my part. Now fixed.

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