Harry Houdini was an Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, besides other aspects of his professional life.
He is best remembered precisely for his escapologist tricks . That was his magic: To escape from any sort of super-complicated wrapping with ropes, handcuffs or even chains, and amazing his audience with his demonstrations.
Today Hewlett-Packard has reported sort of magic results, exceeding analysts expectations.
Given the recent “escapologist” experiences demonstrated by Herr Apotheker, as Oracle has unsuccessfully claimed his attendance as a witness to the current trial it is waging against SAP, it looks like we have a new Houdini at Hewlett-Packard, as he delivers magic results when he disappears!