On the left is the 1999 HP Test and Measurement Catalog, and on the right is the 2000 Agilent Test and Measurement Catalog (also known as the transition of the coming apocalypse). One good sign was a picture of the HP 200A audio oscillator on the inside front cover of the Agilent catalog, but I'm afraid the other omens were bad (at least bad for HP).
I am reminded of a picture and caption of David Packard, Bill Hewlett, and Bill Gates that Jim had on his bulletin board at work. I've tried to recreate it (and paraphrase it) below.
Packard: "What's that young man talking about?" Hewlett: "Hell if I know, but I know I don't like it."
UPDATE: My friend Eugene sent me a link to this letter, which is an appropriate addition to this conversation:
I have no personal knowledge of computers nor does anyone in our organization have any appreciable knowledge.
Sorry we can't help you out in this regard.
William R. Hewlett
Letter from Steve Blank, Elephants Can Dance – Reinventing HP.