Recent article on HP that also mentioned Sears: http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...6b0d9c-e1e6-11e3-810f-764fe508b82d_story.html Very sad to see how far both have fallen, to the point that they are effectively circling the drain. Unless HP learns how to innovate again, which seems unlikely, it seems doomed to peter out to a gray morass of mediocrity. Any more questions on how disruptive and destructive Apple has been? And Sears? The once-number 1 retailer in the US should just give up the ghost and liquidate itself - it'd be more merciful for all concerned.