HP: What are they thinking?

Time will tell, but you have to wonder what the board is thinking in naming Meg Whitman as the new CEO.  Didn't they learn from the Carol Bartz-Yahoo situation that consumer businesses requires consumer expertise and a technology/manufacturing/services company requires someone with that same background/experience.  Just because Whitman did a fabulous job with Ebay, doesn't mean that the same thing will happen in a huge turnaround situation in a $128 Billion in revenues company.  Ebay, by way of comparison, was in fewer businesses and had $10 Billion in revenues.

Don't get me wrong.  I think Meg Whitman is a genius, just as I think Carol Bartz is a genius.  But somehow the fit of person/skills to the job is not readily apparent.