Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the by Michael A. Hiltzik

By Michael A. Hiltzik

In the bestselling culture of The Soul of a brand new computing device, purchasers of Lightning is an interesting trip of highbrow construction. within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s, Xerox company introduced jointly a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a gaggle of machine eccentrics dubbed PARC. This terrific staff created a number of huge concepts that caused a technological revolution, together with the 1st pc, the laser printer, and the graphical interface (one of the most precursors of the Internet), purely to work out those breakthroughs rejected by means of the company. but, rather than giving up, those made up our minds inventors became their principles into empires that notably altered modern lifestyles and altered the world.

Based on large interviews with the scientists, engineers, directors, and managers who lived the tale, this riveting chronicle information PARC's humble beginnings via its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, and indicates why Xerox used to be by no means capable of grab, and eventually make the most, the state of the art thoughts PARC brought. Dealers of Lightning deals an remarkable examine the information, the innovations, and the contributors that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy--and the company machinations that nearly avoided it from attaining greatness.

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