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A Bonsai for the Boss
In 1977, Kyoko Sagimori of Hewlett-Packard’s Santa Clara division gave Hewlett-Packard a glass bonsai tree. A glassblower who pursued art in her spare time, Sagimori crafted the item on lunch breaks a ...
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Bill Hewlett’s Philanthropy
Bill Hewlett was an active philanthropist as a private citizen in addition to his work through Hewlett-Packard. He and his wife founded their own nonprofit organization, The William and Flora Hewlett ...
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Celebrating 10,000 CRTs
Before the rise of affordable LED systems (which Hewlett-Packard developed), cathode-ray tube (CRT) displays dominated computer monitor technology. Hewlett-Packard had a head start in CRT technology b ...
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Memory Well-Served: The HP 19C and HP 29C
The HP 19C and HP 29C calculators were equipped with Continuous Memory capability, so programs were saved until the user cleared or overwrote them. This meant users could “program frequently-needed ca ...
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The Gold Medal of Honor of Böblingen
Bill Hewlett (right) received the Gold Medal of Honor of Böblingen from the city’s Lord Mayor (center) in 1977. Also present at the ceremony were Dave Packard (left foreground) and Barney Oliver (not ...
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The HP 01: The Smart Watch of the 1970s
The HP 01 took Hewlett-Packard’s portable calculator line to a new level. It could perform all the functions of a digital timekeeper and a handheld calculator. More distinctively, it could combine the ...