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A Computer of Firsts: The PDP-1
Introduced in 1959, the Programmed Data Processor-1 (PDP-1) was the first computer from Digital Equipment Corporation, the first computer to focus on interaction with the user and the first minicomput ...
At Stanford: HP’s Expansion in 1960
Women employees at the Stanford Research Park plant in Palo Alto made use of carousels, which made the “next bench” much closer for the assembly technician. In 1960, Hewlett-Packard both expanded its ...
Charles De Gaulle’s Campaign: Visiting HP
Bill Hewlett (right) taught Charles de Gaulle (center, in the double breasted jacket) about Hewlett-Packard on a tour of the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto. At the time, de Gaulle was serving rou ...
Flora Hewlett: Bill’s Better Half
Bill Hewlett married Flora Lamson in 1939, Hewlett-Packard’s first year of operation. When she and Bill began dating, Flora’s friends worried that Bill’s dream of starting his own business would jeopa ...
Hanging Out with Hoover: Visits to HP HQ
Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover visited Hewlett-Packard’s Palo Alto headquarters on July 2, 1960. As a Stanford-educated engineer, successful businessman and noted humanitarian, he would have muc ...
HP’s Marketing & PR Get Sophisticated
By the 1960s, Hewlett-Packard’s marketing and public relations operations were centralizing and growing more sophisticated, with more standardized branding and messaging in advertising across product ...
Lining Up to Save Lives: HP Blood Drives
Hewlett-Packard’s first known blood drives date back to the 1940s. Since then, they have remained common at Hewlett-Packard facilities around the globe.
Mary Henry Mosaic Mural at HP
Mary Henry (center) worked at Hewlett-Packard during World War II producing engineering drawings. The money she saved from that job allowed her to pursue a career as an artist after the war. In 1960, ...