symbolset writes: In what some may see at the failure of a massive tech giant to turn fast enough with the market, Bloomberg is reporting that HP reported a 44 percent drop in holiday quarter profits today against the year-ago quarter. Sales of home computers fell 25 percent. Servers, storage and networking fell 10 percent. New CEO Meg Whitman forecast "a multi-year turnaround." HP struggled to find direction under short-term CEO Leo Apothaker, and hasn't really been on firm footing since the scandal-ridden board ouster of Mark Hurd — who had turned the company around from a previous decline.