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To torture your metaphor more, I think of RIM as a house seriously on fire,
probably mostly burned to the ground already.

I think of HP as a subdivision with several smaller fires: some houses may survive nicely.
On the down side, nobody has even called the fire department yet.

Further cruelty to the metaphor:

The RIM fire brigade is on the way, but won't arrive until January 30th, which will probably be too late. If they arrive on time, then it could be a pretty splendid house.

The HP fire brigade hasn't been called yet, in fact there will be people (current management) with known arsonist tendencies who are trying to prevent that phone call from being made. Whatever happens, it is a house (PC business) with serious structural faults, which may mean it has to be torn down in a few years anyways.

RIM is more like a lottery ticket, HP is more of a disgusting cigar butt, but at a very attractive price for that one last puff.

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