WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard's ( HPQ) new chief executive officer officially snuffed the wick of the company's old CEO.This week, Meg Whitman defined herself by what she is not: Leo Apotheker. She won't be selling off HP's personal computer business, and it looks like HP might make another go in the tablet business. Many in the media (like The Associated Press) played Whitman's breakaway from the recent past to the hilt. But any good trader knows that cutting from the past is the easy part. The central issue is what comes next. That's why Bloomberg was right to point to Nov. 21. That's when HP reports quarterly results. Traders will probably keep their powder dry until then, waiting for a more detailed plan. For the media, the drama of one CEO supplanting another and reversing course is usually enough. But traders know that what Whitman announced was expected, and, moreover, restoring HP to what it was before Apotheker took over is no great shakes. It's not the answer. Apotheker did little but alienate, but H-P was reeling before he arrived. The story of change is not over. In fact -- with apologies to some in the media -- the story of change at HP has not really even been told.