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HP-Corvallis, In The News
Message #1 Posted by Dan M on 7 Jan 2000, 3:57 p.m.

This appeared buried in today's local paper (The Oregonian, Friday Jan 6, 2000). What it means, I don't know, but thought some might find it of interest. It's definitely one way to receive personal attention from HP.


Hewlett-Packard bomb scare just calculator sent for repair

CORVALLIS -- About 100 Hewlett-Packard employees were evacuated from their building last week when company officials suspected a package might be a mail bomb.

Instead, the brick-sized package -- wrapped in brown paper and tied in orange and blue cord -- turned out to be a calculator, mailed to the company from Honolulu for repair.

The package's return address was marked as a post office box that could not be confirmed.

Employees were allowed to return to work after officials tracked down the man whose name was on the package in Honolulu.

------------------- -From correspondent and wire reports.

Re: HP-Corvallis, In The News
Message #2 Posted by Keith Dicks on 10 Jan 2000, 7:40 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dan M

Rubbish, they did not think it was a bomb at all. A manager who had worked there way back when they designed calculators realised it was an HP35. Worried that morale would drop when new employees realised that the modern offerings were such a poor comparison he imediatly evacuated the building and got rid of the 'dangerous' package. :-o

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