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The new CEO of Compaq, Mike Capellas, was in London yesterday to talk about the company's NonStop e-business strategy. He brought along with him Enrico 'The Cloak' Pesatori, to outline Compaq's strategy. Unfortunately, we weren't invited, so can't report on what happened. And, once again unfortunately, Compaq's PR agency in the UK couldn't let us have a transcript of Capellas' address to the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, because he's making the same speech to citizens of the French Republic today and the PR agency doesn't want us to report it ahead of the French press getting it. This is what you call stealth PR, and couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that we scooped the world on the story of Alpha NT being dumped by the Big Q. It's strange, we used to have such a good relationship with Compaq, too... ®

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