Actually, Leo started this fiasco, but blame it on the women.
Meg does own a large share of this mess; she was on the board when Leo started it and a CEO can’t do something like a $10b aquisition without board approval. Not because she is a woman.
I’ve been an engineer for nearly 40 years. During that time HP really meant something, especially for instrumentation.
When they gave up the instrumentation division, their innovation, their smarts and vision and turned the company into a printer giveaway to sell inkjet cartridges and the odd PC and laptops, I knew it could only go south from there.
I have an HP desktop....stupid me bought an HP printer to go with. The damned thing wouldn’t even talk to the computer much of the time. The wireless option was worthless. Completely worthless.
I finally trashed the printer and got an Epson 545 with AirPrint...much much better. All my Apples can print to it....seamless connection BTW.