Seems like an awefully stupid move for hp. Buying EDS as a tech outsourcing business unit would be the consumer equivalent of buying an edsel because you see them as the future of automobiles. Can't Imagine how you couldn't build your own for say 3 billion dollars and then give the shareholders the other 9 billion. I'm guessing this is more one boss paying another for a useless product that has no value. Its very troubling to see this go on so often - so much for the market calling the shots here.