Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard
trash80 at internode.on.net
Sun Oct 29 18:59:29 CDT 2017
Very sad when I hear stories like this and I'm not precluding the people who were directly affected by this - I'm located in Australia and while bushfires are a fact of life here, they're still devastating.
Just going to toss an idea out there - have no idea how this might work but thought I'd toss it out there.
It seems with the internet that crowd-sourcing is way of resourcing things. Maybe we (that's us on this list) need to apply this concept to the scanning and archiving and retention of any paper based repositories that still exist. I'll call it crowd-scanning for the time being.
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Ed via cctalk
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Subject: Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard
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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