commentary The paradox of Hewlett-Packard only gets more pronounced with each high-profile product announcement: its TouchPad tablet is the latest head-scratcher. Meanwhile, Apple continues to spit out one stunning product after another.
HP's paradox is that it sits in the cradle of innovation--Silicon Valley--but fails to innovate. Nothing has emerged from HP like an iPod, iPad, or MacBook Air. And HP is the original Valley start-up, founded in a garage more than 70 years ago, long before Apple's legendary start.