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Dealers of lightning : Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age

Author: Michael A Hiltzik
Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of the "collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox corporation," of their "hothouse of ideas" including a windows-style graphical user interface and the laser printer, of why Xerox discarded the ideas, and of the individuals involved: Bob Taylor, Jack Goldman, Alan Kay, and Steve Jobs.--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Hiltzik
ISBN: 0887308910 9780887308918
OCLC Number: 40105877
Description: xxviii, 448 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The time machine --
pt. I. Prodigies. The impresario --
McColough's folly --
The house on Porter Drive --
Utopia --
Berkeley's second system --
"Not your normal person" --
The clone --
The future invented --
pt. II. Inventors. The refugee --
Beating the dealer --
Spacewar --
Thacker's bet --
The Bobbsey Twins build a network --
What you see is what you get --
On the lunatic fringe --
The pariahs --
The big machine --
pt. III. Messengers. Futures day --
Future plus one --
The worm that age the ethernet --
The silicon revolution --
The crisis of biggerism --
Steve Jobs gets his show and tell --
Supernova --
Blindsided --
Exit the impresario --
Did Xerox blow it?
Responsibility: Michael Hiltzik.
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The story of the "collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox corporation," of their "hothouse of ideas" including a windows-style graphical user interface and the laser printer, of why Xerox discarded the ideas, and of the individuals involved: Bob Taylor, Jack Goldman, Alan Kay, and Steve Jobs.--Jacket.

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