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Hewlett Packard Garage, Palo Alto

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The Hewlett-Packard Company was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It developed and provided a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William "Bill" Redington Hewlett and David "Dave" Packard starting with a line of electronic test equipment. HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo remained ranked ahead of HP. It specialized in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines included personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP marketed its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also had services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
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  • It is a garage. It is a closed garage. It is not open to the public although you can see in through the fence. It attracts tour buses of camera wielding tourists. It is part of history but it is still...  more »
  • Just be sure to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley : yes, from behind a fence, but I think it's important to keep the place 'safe' and respect the peaceful atmosphere of the neighborhood.  more »
  • For anyone who is in the business of electronics and have always wished to have some equipment HP, Multimeter, oscilloscope etc is worth the visit, but it is not an activity for people not linked to the business.
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  • So much fun! It's a well-done stop with a historical marker and great open view of the garage. Definitely recommend stopping here.
  • If you are not far away - check it out
  • It is very interesting house, and historical place.
  • Best garage I've seen all week. Too bad there was no gift shop, I need more fridge magnets.
  • Historical and beautiful. The neighborhood is classic Palo Alto