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Silicon Valley Techies Make Pilgrimage to Hewlett-Packard Garage



(p. 6) The Birthplace of Silicon Valley

On a quiet Palo Alto street lined with multimillion-dollar Victorian and craftsman homes, Spanish villas, lemon trees and sidewalks perfect for jogging or strolling with babies in carriages, a National Register of Historic Places sign in one front yard recognizes the home's famous roots. In the detached garage of the house, the Silicon Valley was seeded. The garage is where two Stanford students, William R. Hewlett and David Packard, began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in 1938. Their partnership resulted in the establishment in 1939 of the Hewlett-Packard Company, a manufacturer of software and computer services.

What Berry Gordy Jr.'s restored upper flat in Detroit is for Motown music buffs, the Hewlett-Packard garage has become for techies, who make the pilgrimage to 367 Addison Ave. to snap photographs of the property.



For the full story, see:

KAREN CROUSE. "A Few Sights to Take in on a Drive to the Game." The New York Times, SportsSunday Section (Sun., FEB. 6, 2016): 6.

(Note: bold subtitle in original.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date FEB. 6, 2016, and has the title "On the Road to Super Bowl 50.")






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