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HP exec derides Microsoft Surface as "slow" and "kludgey"

By Rick ยท 13 replies
Nov 15, 2012
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  1. In an interview with IDG, HP PC Business chief Todd Bradley dismissed Microsoft's first foray into the tablet market. Surface, he said, is "slow" and "kludgey". Bradley added that he hardly considers Surface competition for HP, although it's worth pointing...

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  2. HP should know "Slow & Kludgey." Wasn't that the tag line for the ill-fated HP TouchPad?
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Idk what Kludgey even means. Sure the surface isn't the best tablet out there but I think it's a pretty good start given that the tablet market is already heavily saturated with companies that have a good head start. Looking forward to what Microsoft can do in a few years.
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,245   +414

    Lol agreed guest and I own a touchpad its great once you tweak it.

    Slow and kludgey describes their horrible retail computers.

    Only their business systems are worth anything.

    HP is the last company that should be talking they couldn't even hire a proper ceo!

    Worry about your own house before talking about others.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,804   +1,211

    Great interface and blazing fast with a couple easy tweaks. They had a good thing and blew it.
  6. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Haha love the picture
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,760   +2,431

    The word and concept of "kluge", got quite a workout on the TV series "Andromeda" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/
    There, a genetically enhanced race of humans,
    OK, here I'd argue that a translation from the Latin with a better ring would be, "invincible wise man ".
    The Nieztscheans" looked down on normal, non enhanced humans as "kluges". Since of course, they were the "uberman".

    In any event, the series ran from 2000 to 2005. So, I have no idea if the computer adapted terminology came first, or the sci-fi TV series.

    In either case, both Nietzsche, and the German etymology of the word "kluge", predates both.

    Too much information?
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  8. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    In the UK there is a word "cludgey", referring to a primitive lavatory, recently popularised by James May of "Top Gear" fame - perhaps the implication is that MS Surface is full of (expletive withheld)? ;)
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,760   +2,431

    So you're saying this is a Zen thing? As in, "the toilet, the Surface tablet, and the turd are all one"!;)
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  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Perhaps, but I found it interesting. Therefore I bestow a "like" upon your response.
  11. Why does this CEO have an opinion...? Specially when He doesn't have a product... his opinion only matters on his products. Sine he doesn't have a competing product, sounds like he is just complaining.

    Poor kid...
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,760   +2,431

    Because most CEOs only have two moving parts, their mouth, and their a*****e. These two moving parts are interchangeable. How else could you justify or explain Steve Ballmer? Their "software" is their opinion. It is usually an accepted redundancy, that they can access their "opinion", from either end....:eek:
  13. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    Why does this Guest have an opinion? Specially when etc. etc. you get my drift....;)
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,760   +2,431

    This should serve as fair warning to under performing executives with big mouths and bad ideas:
    HP CEO Apotheker fired, replaced by Meg Whitman
    Mr. Apotheker's loose lips almost sank the "SS Hewlett Packard"...

    And the full story link: http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/22/technology/hp_ceo_fired/index.htm

    But you know what, this mutt still got 25 million in severance pay!

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