Arik Hesseldahl

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Mark Hurd Appeals Order to Release the Fisher Letter

Oracle President Mark Hurd has appealed a ruling by a judge in Delaware ordering the public release of a redacted version of the letter that brought an end to his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, according to Bloomberg News. On March 17, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons Jr. ordered HP to release the letter as part of an ongoing shareholder suit against that company. Hurd’s lawyers have appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. Hurd has argued that the letter, which contains contractor Jodie Fisher’s allegations of sexual harassment, is personal.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus