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Dealers of lightning

Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age

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Dealers of lightning

Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age

1st ed.
  • 4.00 ·
  • 7 Ratings
  • 20 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 8 Have read
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HarperBusiness
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In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC. This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered a technological revolution, including the first personal computer, the laser printer, and the graphical interface (one of the main precursors of the Internet), only to see these breakthroughs rejected by the corporation. Yet, instead of giving up, these determined inventors turned their ideas into empires that radically altered contemporary life and changed the world.Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, engineers, administrators, and executives who lived the story, this riveting chronicle details PARC's humble beginnings through its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, and shows why Xerox was never able to grasp, and ultimately exploit, the cutting-edge innovations PARC delivered. Dealers of Lightning offers an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions, and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistory--and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness.

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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
2009, HarperCollins Publishers
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
2009, HarperCollins Publishers
in English
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Dealers of Lightning
2009, HarperCollins
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
2009, HarperCollins Publishers
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
2009, HarperCollins Publishers
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-422) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
004/.0720794/73
Library of Congress
QA76.27 .H55 1999, QA76.27.H55 1999

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxviii, 448 p. ;
Number of pages
448

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Open Library
OL384482M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0887308910
LCCN
98047043
Library Thing
68418
Goodreads
5144490

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