Watt's Current was the HP employee news letter from 1943 until
1971. In all, 322 issues were published over it's 27 year existence,
with 26 years edited by William (Bill) Bigler. In later years, the
newsletter's tag line was "Items of Interest Concerning Palo Alto
Area Personnel". Upon Bill Bigler's retirement in 1971, the
newsletter was replaced with "The Peninsulan" which continued to
focus on issues of interest to Palo Alto and Santa Clara employees.
MEASURE magazine was started in July 1963,
and covered items of interest to all HP locations, and ran until
We need your help. Very few issues have been made available for scanning, and we would love to hear from you if you have issues in your collection.
|Link / Date||Issue Highlights|
|1943-09||The first Hewlett-Packard Company employee newsletter, edited by Nancy Burbank, is published with question marks across the masthead. The person who submits the winning name will get a $5 war bond from Dave Packard|
|1943-10||Cliff Atkins wins the paper-naming contest with his WATT'S CURRENT entry|
|1971-08||The final issue of Watt's Current|