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HP narrative history

Posted by John Minck on 1 Apr 2005, 9:13 p.m.

I spent 37 years at HP, mostly in the microwave product areas. But about 3 years of that career were in the light emitting diode dept, just at the time the HP 35 was contemplated.

I have written a narrative history of HP from 1958 to 1990, about 80 pages which includes maybe 5 pages of history on the HP 35.

View the Narrative (PDF).

The success of the HP 35 simply confounded most of us who were used to modest quantities of instrument products. But the engineers who bought the remarkable calculator were the key to the huge quantities ultimately sold.


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