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January 9, 2004

Ms. Carly Fiorina, Chief Executive Officer
Hewlett-Packard Company
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Dear Ms. Fiorina:

I have been a long time owner and user of Hewlett-Packard equipment and services. I consider HPís products some of the best on the market, and have been a loyal customer for 20 years both as an Information Systems Manager and for my own use at home.

You recently stated, "There is no job that is America's God-given right any more", in the context of defending the offshoring of U.S. jobs by U. S. corporations. You and Hewlett-Packard have contributed to that fact, since you have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs for the sake of short-term increases in your companyís bottom-line to the detriment of the U. S. work force and its ability to compete in the world technologically.

Unfortunately, due to your statement - which I consider untrue because I donít believe any U. S. worker considers his or her job a divine right - and the lack of concern you show for the American society and the people who have made HP what it is today, I am no longer going to consider Hewlett-Packard as a choice when I purchase equipment, software or services in the future. I would rather buy a more expensive or inferior piece of equipment than buy from a company that is irresponsible to the society in which it operates.

Yours truly,

Charles D. Seaman, Partner
Mangerie-Seaman Consulting

On behalf of Charles D. Seaman, I would like to encourage everyone to write to Ms. Carly Fiorina and express your opinion. This is a great opportunity for us as Americans to use our power as consumers to encourage companies to make better decisions. Please write and tell everyone you know to write in to HP and let them know what you think of their choices.