Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard
davidkcollins2 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 18:48:16 CDT 2017
Completely agree. I’m in the process of scanning additional product manuals that haven’t made it into the HP Computer Museum’s site yet.
Any of us with websites could have some reason to stop doing this good work at any time so duplicated info across a few sites is an important risk reduction item!
HP Computer Museum
> On 30 Oct 2017, at 8:43 am, Ed via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> The Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and
> David Packard, the tech pioneers who in 1938 formed an electronics company in a
> Palo Alto garage with $538 in cash.
> More than 100 boxes of the two men’s writings, correspondence, speeches
> and other items were contained in one of two modular buildings that burned to
> the ground at the Fountaingrove headquarters of Keysight Technologies.
> Keysight, the world’s largest electronics measurement company, traces its
> roots to HP and acquired the archives in 2014 when its business was split from
> Agilent Technologies — itself an HP spinoff.
> (My added note) And.... this is why I continue to stress multiple
> caches of copies/scans of historical material... and sad... as in this case
> here is someone that could have footed the bill and not missed the money to
> do it.
> Ed# Archivist for SMECC
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