Porter’s Part: HP’s Earliest Products
During the company’s first year of operations, Bill and Dave’s former classmate Noel “Ed” Porter worked for a local air conditioning company and farmed out work to the young Hewlett-Packard Company designing instrument panels. Porter shared authorial credit on many of the products that came from these designs. He would later become a vice president at Hewlett-Packard.
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