Post scanned documents to multiple sites - Re: Tubbs fire consumed the collected archives of William Hewlett and David Packard

Toby Thain toby at
Sun Oct 29 19:08:00 CDT 2017

On 2017-10-29 7:48 PM, David Collins via cctalk wrote:
> 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!


However I'm only aware of one site that currently accepts scanned
submissions: Internet Archive.

If there are any others please mention.


> David Collins
> HP Computer Museum
>> On 30 Oct 2017, at 8:43 am, Ed via cctalk <cctalk at> 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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