HP gets its garage back

Prime bit of real estate

HP has bought the famous garage where William Hewlett and David Packard used to keep their Bar-B-Q, charcoal briquettes, and broken sun lounger.

The Silicon Valley shrine, a 12ft by 18ft one car garage, was sold to HP in August for $1.7 million (but this included the house and cottage it served). The plan is to restore it to the glorious state it was in when Hewlett and Packard started their business there with $538 and a product designed to test sound equipment. ®

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