This just came across the wire... gosh, after my post about HP declining the HP Pavilion naming rights for the San Jose stadium (and Bradley being the "sports buff" at HP), was that a precursor signal? Some of you may recall that Bradley was the CEO at Palm until 2005; Hurd brought him to HP to galvanize PCs and separate them from printers. Bradley's style was very compatible with Hurd, and his tenure with PCs was viewed as largely successful for the first three years. He also engineered the later purchase of Palm from the VC firm who bought it after he had left. Jon Rubinstein (see last week's post re Jon's lament) was brought in by the new VC team to replace Bradley's open post.
Of late, of course, the PC business (and printers) has been desultory or worse. Maybe it caught up with Bradley?