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.