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All Heart: HP 8020A Cardiotocograph
The HP 8020A cardiotocograph was the world’s first non-invasive electronic fetal heart monitor, developed in a partnership between Division in Böblingen, Germany, and Dr. Konrad Hammacher, a German OB ...
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Breaking the Inequality Loop
In 1968, HP’s anti-discrimination efforts underwent a dramatic shift when the company moved from a policy of non-discrimination to actively working to improve minority representation at HP. To help ex ...
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Calculating Change: 1960s HP 9100A Ads
The notion of a computing machine so small and cheap it could qualify as an individual or personal device was hard to grasp in the 1960s. Hewlett-Packard ads were designed to make the 9100 seem both c ...
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HP 9100A: The Premiere of the PC
One of the most important inventions of the twentieth century, the 9100A was the world’s first commercially available programmable desktop calculator and the first commercial scientific calculator, me ...
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HP-TV Studio: Quiet on the Set
Hewlett-Packard’s first in-house HP-TV television studio began at Page Mill Road around 1967. Since then, video has been an integral communication strategy for the company and has routinely been used ...
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HP’s First Equal Opportunities Manager
Hewlett-Packard always had a non-discrimination policy in hiring, but its understanding of how best to address racial inequality evolved continuously throughout its existence. In 1968, CEO Dave Packar ...
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Jean Kimes: Minority Education Leader
In 1968 Jean Kimes took a leave of absence from the Microwave Division to work with adult and juvenile minority education programs in San Francisco, where she spent much of her time helping her studen ...
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Modified HP Logo: A Pocket-Sized Logo
Since the Hewlett-Packard logo introduced in 1967 could be too big for some products, the company developed a modified logo to adorn some devices. The rectangle encasing the iconic lowercase italic “h ...
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READY FOR ITS CLOSEUP
The HP 9100A, the world’s first commercially available programmable desktop calculator and the first commercial scientific calculator, was one of the most important inventions in Hewlett-Packard’s his ...
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Roy Clay: Godfather of Silicon Valley
Roy Clay was a founding member of HP’s first computer division. Personally recruited to the company by Dave Packard in 1965, Clay led the design team for HP’s first computer, the 2116A, for which he a ...