Come visit the HP Garage

Thank you Brian Solis for the wonderful wrap up and photos of our visit to the HP Garage last weekend. Thanks to Chris Aarons and Tom Augenthaler and to everyone at HP who worked to get us inside for making this happen. Especially to Anna Mancini, HP’s Corporate Archivist, who interrupted her weekend to come and give us a little talk on HP’s history. I wish the garage could be made more open, but now that I’ve been inside I see that it’s going to be difficult to get more than a few dozen people in there at a time.

If there’s a job of the videoblogging industry it is to get all of us access to things that have forced scarcity for some reason or another. Anyway, hope you all enjoy this little look at where Silicon Valley began.

Thanks to everyone who came, made this day very special.

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Comments

  1. This was really fantastic! Thanks for recording and posting the video of the garage and especially Anne Mancini. HP is lucky to have someone so knowledgeable doing this type of tour.

    It would be fascintating to have a follow up blog post of a tour of the equally historic HP Labs. For those interested in the research there, check out:

    http://hpl.hp.com/research/

  2. This was really fantastic! Thanks for recording and posting the video of the garage and especially Anne Mancini. HP is lucky to have someone so knowledgeable doing this type of tour.

    It would be fascintating to have a follow up blog post of a tour of the equally historic HP Labs. For those interested in the research there, check out:

    http://hpl.hp.com/research/

  3. Thank you, Robert.

    It was great having the opportunity to see and tour the garage where HP was built.

    Anne Mancini did a great job of humanizing and bringing HPs early history to life, and putting the historical importance of the garage into perspective.

  4. Thank you, Robert.

    It was great having the opportunity to see and tour the garage where HP was built.

    Anne Mancini did a great job of humanizing and bringing HPs early history to life, and putting the historical importance of the garage into perspective.

  5. Die original HP-Garage aus der Nähe, in Bild und Video

    Anläßlich des BarcampBlock Festivals hat HP eine kleine Gruppe von Teilnehmern eingeladen, sich die berühmte Garage einmal näher anzuschauen. Brian Solis hat wunderbare Fotos zusammengestellt und Robert Scoble hat ein 30 Minuten Video mit Anne Mancini,…

  6. After having to help my sister out of a “Code Purple” on an HP machine, there’s nothing about HP that would interest me. It was downright evil. :-)

  7. This is an excellent treat! I’ll probably never get to visit the inside of the garage, but now I feel like I have. It’s inspiring to know how small they started. I’d love to see that business plan that Anne Mancini mentioned because I’m typing this in 2007 on an HP computer. I noticed that they haven’t changed their logo. When I saw their old logo in your video, I looked down to check. It’s the same stylized two letters, yet it still looks modern.

    Thanks, Robert.

  8. This is an excellent treat! I’ll probably never get to visit the inside of the garage, but now I feel like I have. It’s inspiring to know how small they started. I’d love to see that business plan that Anne Mancini mentioned because I’m typing this in 2007 on an HP computer. I noticed that they haven’t changed their logo. When I saw their old logo in your video, I looked down to check. It’s the same stylized two letters, yet it still looks modern.

    Thanks, Robert.