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HP History: 3. Founders.

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William R. Hewlett "...ceaseless desire to inspire excellence."
William R. Hewlett "His greatest gift... was not the compass he could build with his hands, but his moral compass."  
Remembering Bill Hewlett "...philanthropy, curiosity, love of nature and music, good humor and stubborn streak."  
Hewlett Oral History Transcript of 1984 IEEE History Center interview -- A. Michal McMahon
Bill Hewlett on Creativity "Random Thoughts on Creativity" -- Commencement Speech at MIT, 1986
Bill Hewlett Tribute "Remembering Bill Hewlett" by John Minck
Bill Hewlett's first patent "Variable Frequency Oscillation Generator"
David Packard "...where he had taken a job washing dishes."
Farewell to David Packard "Dave was a decider, not a ducker. He knew what he thought, and he made decisions that worked."
"Big Dave's Legacy" The Packards and Monterey County... "Dave said, 'That's fine, but where are the birds?' "
David Packard Tribute "In appreciation of David Packard" by John Minck
Fred Terman Mentor to Hewlett and Packard
Lucile and Flora "Lucile’s job at Stanford and Flora’s job as an editor of the Annual Review of Biochemistry... It was largely their incomes that funded the company in the early years..."
Lucile Packard "Lucile Packard's ideals and paycheck fueled the HP start-up, then shaped community history."
Bill's and Dave's Offices An online photo tour of Bill's and Dave's preserved offices -- including the famous "open doors."
Hewlett-Packard 1938-2002 Statement by David Woodley Packard, May 2002
Hewlett Foundation "...to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time."
Packard Foundation "...provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities."
Monterey Bay Aquarium David Packard "...helped design and build some of the critical innovations in our exhibits, such as the devices that make waves and water motion in the Sandy Shore Aviary exhibit and the Kelp Forest exhibit... Above all else, David Packard was an engineer and he aimed to build an institution that would withstand the test of time."
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute "Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough." -- David Packard
(Updated Sep 11, 2022.)

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