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Is It Time for Hewlett-Packard to Go Back to the Garage?
Once an icon of stability, HP is in chaos under CEO Léo Apotheker

Is It Time for Hewlett-Packard to Go Back to the Garage? - BusinessWeek

By Ashlee Vance

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) came to life in a garage in 1939, about 20 years before the arrival of silicon-based semiconductors and long before beginning a company in a garage was a cliché. While plenty of electronics startups already existed in what would become Silicon Valley, HP hit it big first. William Hewlett and David Packard’s garage stands as the Valley’s symbolic birthplace, and for decades their company was an icon of stability in an industry ruled by booms and busts.