Maynard is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 10,106. After the mill shut down in 1950, local businessmen bought the property and began leasing it as office space. Digital Equipment Corporation moved into the complex in 1957. The company eventually made Maynard its worldwide headquarters, giving Maynard the nickname "Mini Computer Capital of the World". It remained there until 1998 when Digital was sold to Compaq, which was itself later bought out by Hewlett Packard in 2002.