HP founder dies aged 87

HP founder dies aged 87
August 16 11:20 2016 Print This Article

HP founder dies aged 87

Hewlett-Packard co-founder, William Hewlett died quietly in the sleep last Friday at his Californian home.

He founded the organization with friend David Packard over six decades ago inside a garage at Packard’s home.

The Bay Area Chronicle records claims from Apple Chief executive officer, Jobs. He stated: “When i first met Bill Hewlett as he clarified his telephone and generously spoke to some 12-years old kid searching for spare electronic components to construct a frequency counter. The entire year was 1967, and also the kid was me. Bill provided the constituents, and that he offered me a summer time job at HP. It altered my existence forever.”

Jobs also says what he learned working there that summer time was “the blueprint” employed for Apple Computer. The Chronicle states: “Hewlett and Packard’s spirit endures in each and every company in Plastic Valley.”

Tributes towards the man came flooding in of all the corner from the IT industry. Industry attitudes would be best summarized through the following statement from Paul Saffo, a director from the Institute for future years, he stated: “There’d be no Plastic Valley without Mr Hewlett and Mr Packard.”

Both Hewlett and Packard are broadly considered as two most influential founding fathers of knowledge technology and Plastic Valley. William Hewlett was 87.

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