Letters of Note: ‘I Have No Personal Knowledge of Computers’

Letters of Note:

June, 1956: Co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, Bill Hewlett, writes to then-Provost at Stanford and the man widely considered to be one of the “Fathers of Silicon Valley,” Fred Terman, “I have no personal knowledge of computers nor does anyone in our organization have any appreciable knowledge.”

If Léo Apotheker has his way, then, he’ll take HP right back to where it started.

Monday, 29 August 2011