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Author Hiltzik, Michael A.

Title Dealers of lightning : Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age / Michael Hiltzik.

Published New York : HarperBusiness, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  004.072079473 HILT {Bund89 L4:W}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxviii, 448 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-422) and index.
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. Ch. 12. Thacker's Bet. Ch. 13. The Bobbsey Twins Build a Network. Ch. 14. What You See Is What You Get. Ch. 15. On the Lunatic Fringe. Ch. 16. The Pariahs. Ch. 17. The Big Machine -- Pt. III. Messengers. Ch. 18. Futures Day. Ch. 19. Future Plus One. Ch. 20. The Worm That Ate the Ethernet. Ch. 21. The Silicon Revolution. Ch. 22. The Crisis of Biggerism. Ch. 23. Steve Jobs Gets His Show and Tell. Ch. 24. Supernova. Ch. 25. Blindsided. Ch. 26. Exit the Impresario -- Epilogue: Did Xerox Blow It?
Summary Dealers of Lightning is the riveting story of the legendary Xerox PARC - a collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox Corporation at a facility in Palo Alto, California, during the intellectual ferment of the seventies and eighties. Here for the first time Michael Hiltzik, a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, reveals in detail the true story of the extraordinary group that aimed to bring about a technological dawn that would change the world - and succeeded. Dealers of Lightning is 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.
Subject Xerox Corporation. Palo Alto Research Center -- History.
Computer science -- Research -- California -- Palo Alto -- History.
ISBN 0887308910

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