Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, in a Wall Street Journal interview:
“When Meg Whitman took over as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. a year ago, she got a company-issued laptop,” Ben Worthen reports for The Wall Street Journal. “‘They gave me a brick,’ she said, referring to the device’s weight and chunky appearance.”
“‘We’re working on a cleaner, more minimalistic look,’ he said,” Worthen reports. “Even with all the changes, Ms. Whitman says she knows that it could be a few years before consumers recognize an H-P PC when they see one. ‘Apple taught us that design really matters,’ she said. ‘I think we’ve made a lot of progress.’”
Thats Meg frankly finding parts of the truth. Some even more wise reflections on design rings in my ears though:
”Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs.