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HP Celebrates America's Inventiveness by Creating World's Largest Digital Image

Entertainment TV Innovator Dick Clark and HP Invite Americans to Submit Photos of Themselves with Their Favorite Inventions

To celebrate America's spirit of inventiveness and highlight HP's digital imaging and printing solutions, Dick Clark helped HP (NYSE: HPQ) kick off the HP Invent America "world's largest digital image" program today from the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Clark, an entertainment television innovator, hosted American Bandstand, which paved the way for future dance/music television.

HP invites Americans to submit photos that represent their favorite inventions. The thousands of individual images that are gathered this summer will be compiled into a photomontage that will be printed and unveiled as world's largest digital image this October. Some of the same technologies that will be used to create and print the montage are featured in HP's consumer imaging and printing products, which make it easy for consumers to capture, share and print high-quality photos at home.

Sample images include "me and my microwave," "me at a baseball game," "me and the lyrics to the song I'm writing" and "me with my new purple hair, as I reinvent myself." To obtain more information about HP Invent America and send in photos, people can log on to http://www.hp.com/inventamerica.

For each photo submitted, HP will donate $1, up to $10,000, to Camp Invention, sponsored by the not-for-profit National Inventors Hall of Fame. Camp Invention is a creativity and discovery program designed to inspire the next generation of inventors by encouraging children with interactive activities.

Each summer, the National Inventors Hall of Fame sends 27,000 inner-city children to its network of 450 summer camps throughout the country. As an added incentive, 25 people will be awarded HP digital cameras from a random drawing of people who submit photos.

"From Thomas Edison and the light bulb to Chubby Checker and the Twist, Americans have the vision to invent things that change our lives," said Dick Clark. "It's great to be a part of a program that celebrates America's inventiveness. Take photography, I use some of HP's latest equipment, and I'm amazed by how easy it is to take great pictures and print them at home."

To Submit A Photo

The Web site http://www.hp.com/inventamerica features an email address to transmit images digitally and a mailing address for those who would prefer to send a photograph taken with a traditional film camera. Another method for photo submission is via drop boxes located at the National Inventors Hall of Fame (221 S. Broadway, Akron, Ohio).

Photos can also be dropped off at one of three HP "Bringing It Home" custom-designed 18-wheel vehicles that are currently touring the country (the vehicles' routes are posted at www.hp.com/go/bringingithome).

The HP vehicles are outfitted similar to a single-family home and demonstrate the impact that digital technology products can have on consumers' lives. Children, adults and families can explore, create and communicate together using an array of fun, digital imaging, printing and computing products in the vehicles' hands-on environment and kid-friendly interactive areas.

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP merged with Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The merged company had combined revenue of approximately $81.7 billion in fiscal 2001 and operations in more than 160 countries. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.