While P&G has created generations of leading branders and turnaround success stories, it needs its own big comeback. CEO David Taylor is pursuing a strategy that worked during Lafley’s second term: Betting the company’s future on a plan to continue to sell off marginal brands so that Procter & Gamble can focus completely on its 65 top-selling labels, including Pampers diapers and Tide detergent.

On paper everything seemed implausible, if not impossible. Less than two years after this initial idea, people around the world would contact us to buy our little computer.

That same year, Engadget readers would select us for the best netbook of the year category, and Jolicloud would be one of the five finalists for best international startup at the Crunchie awards.

And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.”Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Foreword Today we take for granted that only two companies dominate our digital world.

Through their devices, operating systems, and user interfaces, they control our choices. Back in 2007/2008, when Apple was first introducing the i Phone, there was an attempt to launch a new form of personal computer: the netbook. What if someone could use them as a base to create the first personal cloud computer?

Vera Herbert won the WGA Award for best TV drama series episode for “The Trip” episode of NBC’s “This is Us.” “Triumph’s Election Special” took the comedy /variety special award. It was based on the book “The Run of His Life” by Jeffrey Toobin.

Susannah Grant won the original longform TV award for HBO’s Anita Hill drama “Confirmation.” She was also honored with the WGA’s Paul Selvin Award, given for embodying the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties. The animation trophy went to Joe Lawson for “Bo Jack Horseman” for the “Stop the Presses” segment.While they’ve actually been around for 20 years, they’ve suddenly become one of the hottest trendy gadgets among students and adults alike.While it’s been shown there are many stress-relieving benefits for people with ADHD and anxiety, these hand-held Fidget Spinners, made from plastic or metal with a bearing in the center and several prongs that spin around it, are also being used for mindless play while working or sitting in class.I started prototyping ideas on my notepad, underscoring the words, “I want to build my own computer”. We found a “garage” in the heart of Paris: a tiny office on the sixth floor without an elevator, furnished only with two tables and a white board.We made a list of all the things needed to create a complete alternative platform: the hardware architecture, the web operating system, the web app store, the cloud management platform. I already had a name in mind: the Jolibook for “beautiful computer” in French.Asus (with the PC), Intel, and even Nokia had their own products. I had never done hardware before, and I was very excited by the idea. While wandering through the Hong Kong computer district, I bought the very first netbook. I had to pay a visit to my parent’s countryside house and dig out my old machines along with their accompanying literature left untouched since the late eighties.