Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard, which is splitting into two listed companies later this year, said it expects to cut another 25,000 to 30,000 jobs in its enterprise (...)

 Hewlett-Packard chief executive  Meg Whitman   at the  annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort  in Idaho last week.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard has appointed three big-name directors, including former Microsoft software chief Raymond Ozzie and former McDonald’s chief executive (...)