David Packard

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In 1939, David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard out of a 12-by-18-foot garage on a leafy street in Palo Alto, California.  Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

The “young guys founding a company” trope (extra points if in a garage) is one of the most cherished clichés in Silicon Valley. And that’s a problem.&(...)

College bound? Sean Rogers with son Eoin

Today I’m under pressure to call the “Sat” by its real name, the S.A.T. – the Standard Assessment Test. The test to see how smart you are (or rather, (...)

The garage in Palo Alto, where Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded the company in 1938, is also considered the birthplace of Silicon Valley.

Hewlett-Packard’s Innovation Labs, hidden deep in the hills of Silicon Valley, is celebrating 50 years in existence. What’s been going on behind clo(...)