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The mud is really flinging in the Sircam Merger, with leading dissident Walter Hewlett Jr. leaking an unpublished Ziff Davis Media survey which found that IT buyers are likely to reduce their spend with HPaQ pos-merger on his web site votenohpcompaq.com.

And the cat is well and truly among the pigeons, with this startling sentence in the Wall Street Journal's report on Junior's entertaining mischief.

"Hewlett-Packard challenged the survey methodology and conclusions, and a spokeswoman Wednesday said Ziff Davis "agreed to pull it" after the company protested."

Ziff Davis Media, the financially challenged tech publishing house, russled up enough money to issue a
press release denying that it had suppressed the survey, and besides HP had never asked for its suppression. And besides besides, the HP rep who talked the the WSJ had been misquoted, and she had never said any such thing. And besides besides besides - the survey on the perception of IT buyers to the Sircam merger was never intended for the public domain in any case.

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