...for their "Chubby Checker" app that didn't have anything to do with music.....
Now, I'm no great fan of Hewlett Packard (what they did to Compaq after they acquired them is just criminal), but $500m? Really. I'd bet that if (the real) Chubby hadn't sued them, nobody would have ever known about the app. Should (the real) Chubby win and get paid something? Sure, why not. A half billion dollars? NO EFFING WAY!As Spinal Tap once noted itís a thin line between clever and stupid. And it looks like Hewlett-Packard found that line Ė and ran right past it.
For starters Ė really? Thereís really a need out there for an app that measures the size of a manís, um, package? While itís a great topic for jokes and myth, anyone who feels the need to download such an app would be a field day for Sigmund Freud.