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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:   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 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Time Machine --
Pt. I. Prodigies. Ch. 1. The Impresario. Ch. 2. McColough's Folly. Ch. 3. The House on Porter Drive. Ch. 4. Utopia. Ch. 5. Berkeley's Second System. Ch. 6. "Not Your Normal Person" Ch. 7. The Clone. Ch. 8. The Future Invented --
Pt. II. Inventors. Ch. 9. The Refugee. Ch. 10. Beating the Dealer. Ch. 11. Spacewar.
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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