Archive for February, 2013


Goodbye, Chris


I’m really sorry to hear that an HP calculator inventor of my acquaintance has died suddenly.

During my time at HP Corvallis, I had many great discussions and arguments with him about the right ways to design calculators and to write software, and about what really mattered in making computers that people wanted to use.

He contributed a great deal to the best of HP’s classic little machines, and made the world a better place by being in it, and by giving a damn.

Goodbye Chris, and thanks for helping me to give a damn too.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times has his obituary.