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A Really Small Reel: The HP 7980A
Released in 1988, the HP 7980A used a half-inch reel-to-reel magnetic tape to provide backup solutions for systems of 400MB or more. The reels laid on their sides inside the device, allowing it to tak ...
Dave Packard Receives Medal of Freedom
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States. President Ronald Reagan presented the medal to Dave in 1988. Reagan’s citation for Dave was as follows: “Accomplis ...
HP’s One-Millionth LaserJet
Hewlett-Packard celebrated the sale of its one-millionth LaserJet printer in 1988, a mere four years after the first unit was sold.
Mabel Esteves: Women Engineers at HP
In 1981, Mabel Esteves became the first female engineer at HP Puerto Rico. She arrived at HP already a vocal advocate for women engineers; as a student, Esteves founded a chapter of the Society of Wom ...
Respect & Minority Success at HP
Manager Harry Portwood found that HP’s emphasis on respect for the individual created an environment that was especially conducive to minority success: “I’ve been impressed with HP’s focus on people. ...
RISC-Y Business: HP RISC Technology
Computer systems of the 1980s were pricey investments. But Hewlett-Packard’s implementation of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) technology changed the math for enterprise computing. It brought ...
The Black Functional Managers Network
By the 1980s, the Black functional managers network that began in the previous decade had grown more sophisticated and, while still unofficial, was gaining recognition in company publications and beco ...
Time for Some Upgrades: HP 7963
The 7963 featured an easy upgrade capability. Additional 5.25-inch drive mechanisms (up to a total of three) could simply be connected via the Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus and dropped into place. It ...