HP’s PC chief Ron Coughlin talks regaining PC share, targeting gamers, and expanding to VR | VentureBeat

HP’s PC chief Ron Coughlin talks regaining PC share, targeting gamers, and expanding to VR; Dean Takahashi; In VentureBeat; 2017-09 (vaguely dated as “one month ago, basedlined from 2017-10, don’t ya hate it when they do that?).

tl;dr → HP will do (Windows) computers for games & VR.

Mentioned

  • Ron Coughlin
  • Insights
    1. A person’s a person, no matter how small
    2. Persons want to be connected.
    3. Anything&Everything-as-a-Service (AEaaS)
  • Strategy
    1. Core
    2. Innovation
    3. Upscale, “premium”
  • And
    • detachables
    • pens
    • privacy screen 35°
    • Sprout
    • 3D Scanning
    • 3D Printing
    • VR backpack
  • Omen (a brand of Windows PC)
    • Microsoft is the partner
    • Omen X Notebook
    • Omen X DNA
    • Omen Command Center
      (a Windows App to control on-box devices, lights, etc.)
    • Omen Battery
      unpluggable, hot-swappable.
    • Omen Keyboard
      • physical
      • 22mm motion
      • 26-key multiple keypress
        (2x over 26 keys? or 2^26 possible combinations?)
  • Also
    • synergy
    • application areas are recited,
      customer opportunities beyond “officework” are recited.

      • movies
      • military
      • marketing
      • retail store operations (shelf stocking)

Previously

In VentureBeat

A Listicle of the 5 Hidden Assumptions of Tech Privilege | H. James Wilson

H. James Wilson; 5 Hidden Assumptions of Tech Privilege; In Harvard Business Review (HBR); 2014-06-04.

H. James Wilson is senior researcher at Babson Executive Education.
Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet, H. James Wilson; The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2011-09-06; 288 pages; kindle: $20, paper: $3+SHT.

Occasion

The Listicle

  • Ubiquitous consent
  • Your behavior needs to be modified
  • Perceptual insufficiency
  • New gadgets are a precondition to human flourishing
  • Humans are things too.