Dealers of Lightning

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

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • 1587990156
  • 9781587990151

Table of contents

Part 1 Progidies: the impresario; McColough's folly; the house on Porter Drive; utopias; Berkeley's second system; "not your normal person"; the clone; the future invented. Part 2 Inventors: the refugee; beating the dealer; spacewar; Thacker's bet; the Bobbsey twins build a network; what you see is what you get; on the lunatic fringe; the pariahs; the big machine. Part 3 Messengers: futures day; future plus one; the worm that ate the ethernet; the silicon revolution; the crisis of biggerism; Steve Jobs gets his show and tell; supernova; blindsided; exit the impresario; epilogue - did Xerox blow it?.show more