“We will not release a product that isn’t perfect.”

HP CEO Léo Apotheker in an interview with Walt Mossberg at D9:

The one lesson we learned from it is, and I’m driving our engineers crazy. We will not release a product that isn’t perfect.

The ‘it’ is RIM’s launch of the PlayBook. The ‘product’ is the TouchPad. Almost all reviews agree the TouchPad is far from perfect.

When watching Apotheker speak those words, I sense machoism. He went too far with it.

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