Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age

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In the bestselling custom of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is an enchanting journey of mental creation. In the Seventies and '80s, Xerox Corporation introduced collectively a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a gaggle of laptop eccentrics dubbed PARC. This sensible group created a number of monumental improvements that triggered a technological revolution, together with the primary private laptop, the laser printer, and the graphical interface (one of many principal precursors of the Internet), solely to see these breakthroughs rejected by the company. Yet, as a substitute of giving up, these decided inventors turned their concepts into empires that radically altered modern life and altered the world.

Based on in depth interviews with the scientists, engineers, directors, and executives who lived the story, this riveting chronicle particulars PARC's humble beginnings by way of its triumph as a hothouse for concepts, and exhibits why Xerox was by no means in a position to grasp, and finally exploit, the cutting-edge improvements PARC delivered. Dealers of Lightning provides an unprecedented have a look at the concepts, the innovations, and the people that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy–and the company machinations that nearly prevented it from reaching greatness.

Publisher‏:‎HarperCollins e-books (May 13, 2009)
Publication date‏:‎May 13, 2009
File measurement‏:‎576 KB
Screen Reader‏:‎Supported
Enhanced typesetting‏:‎Enabled
X-Ray‏:‎Not Enabled
Word Wise‏:‎Enabled
Print size‏:‎482 pages
Lending‏:‎Not Enabled

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