The first quarter results reveal that R&D expense went from $699 mil to $802 mil. Anybody who knows HP knows that an R&D increase almost always presages an earnings increase (usually within a year)And this amounts to a .10/share reduction in earnings. You gotta read these reports. Expected earnings are 3.41 in 1998 and 3.96 in 1999.... I bet 3.80 and 4.24...Whadda ya think?