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Carleton Fiorina - John W Kercheval - 05-09-2012

I am the Fiorina poster.

I was just kidding about that which I wrote about her.

Terrible HP leader & that college degree in Medieval Studies did not help much.


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Marcus von Cube, Germany - 05-09-2012

Do you fear we didn't get it? ;-)


Re: Carleton Fiorina - John W Kercheval - 05-09-2012

Marcus:

I am quite certain most readers did not get the joke.


Re: Carleton Fiorina - M. Joury - 05-09-2012

What, you didn't think an HP51CF was a good idea? Or was it a 52...?

Cheers,

-Marwan


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Bart (UK) - 05-09-2012

Well, your first post left me wondering if you were married to her or related or something, but "her de facto invention, development, launch, and advancement of the HP48GX and its peripherals and plug-ins" was a bit of a giveaway ;-)


Re: Carleton Fiorina - John W Kercheval - 05-09-2012

Marwan: Do not understand.

Bart: DA!


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Jeff Dinkins - 05-09-2012

I'll have to admit that you got me. Well done.

p.s. possibly relevant


*Edit: spelling


Edited: 9 May 2012, 3:27 p.m.


Re: Carleton Fiorina - bill platt - 05-09-2012

LOL John you almost ruined it ;-)


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Walter B - 05-09-2012

John, do you have to resolve every joke on your side of the Atlantic? To ensure even the mentally challenged get it? Oh Carly ;-)


Re: Carleton Fiorina - John W Kercheval - 05-09-2012

Yes, the German guys rarely get a good joke. I resolve them for their benefit.


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Walter B - 05-09-2012

;-) Well, compare the posts in your earlier thread about Carly. Seems we get your kind of jokes in your language better than you get our jokes in our language at least ;-)


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Geoff Quickfall - 05-09-2012

Touche Walter!

Or in non French, ZING!

Edited: 9 May 2012, 7:18 p.m.


Re: Carleton Fiorina - bill platt - 05-09-2012

sarcastic LOL


Re: Carleton Fiorina - bill platt - 05-09-2012

Hahaha!


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Les Wright - 05-09-2012

Quote:
Terrible HP leader & that college degree in Medieval Studies did not help much.

Hey! One of my degrees is in music. I focussed more on academics than performance (I really am a pedestrian musician), specifically Baroque, Renaissance, and Mediaeval repertoire. I especially enjoyed the latter. All quite enjoyable and edifying.

It scarcely qualifies me to lead a huge tech corporation, I'll admit. But I have to say that, notwithstanding that most of my specifically career-oriented education has been in scientific disciplines, I do get my shorts in a twist when anyone in maths, sciences, or professions disparages the arts or humanities as less worthy of scholarly attention. I remember in early medical school the biochemistry professor telling us that memorizing the Krebs cycle may never be directly relevant to daily medical practice for almost all physicians, but the process of learning something complicated properly and in depth was a worthy mental exercise and a lesson in life. Funnily enough, this is exactly how I feel about the hours I spent in getting a basic reading knowledge of mediaeval Occitan or analyzing the structure of Machaut's motets. Even funnier, I have long forgotten my Krebs cycle, but never Machaut.

Les


Re: Carleton Fiorina - aurelio - 05-10-2012

Quote:

Hey! One of my degrees is in music. I focussed more on academics than performance (I really am a pedestrian musician), specifically Baroque, Renaissance, and Mediaeval repertoire. I especially enjoyed the latter. All quite enjoyable and edifying.
[omissis]
Les


Hi Les, what's (what are)you instruments?
You studied/you play/played ancient music, really?

Ciao

Aurelio


Re: Carleton Fiorina - Alex S - 05-10-2012

Quote:
I am the Fiorina poster.

I was just kidding about that which I wrote about her.

Terrible HP leader & that college degree in Medieval Studies did not help much.


Hi John,

now you regret your original position. Good. And Thanks a lot for admitting. (Mind Poe's Law)

Sorry for believing you first. I met many Americans during that time who believed that Fiorina was the greatest CEO ever.

Best regards,
Alex