2021-03-09

More on the Ties Between HP, Apple, and Silicon Valley

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“When I was 13, I think, I called up — Hewlett and Packard were my idols — and I called up Bill Hewlett, because he lived in Palo Alto and there were no unlisted numbers in the phone book. Which gives you a clue to my age… And he picked up the phone and I talked to him and I asked if he’d give me some spare parts for something I was building called a frequency counter. And he did, but in addition to that, he gave me something way more important: he gave me a job that summer. A summer job at Hewlett Packard.”