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

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

A fascinating account of the invention of the personal computer at a Xerox research facility in the 1970s. Hiltzik's book explains how over the course of ten years some of the world's foremost ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Renny P - Goodreads

Very well written and captivating, which is impressive considering its length. I originally read it to understand how a corporatiin can fail to capitalize on proprietary technology that would later ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Eric Andresen - Goodreads

Excellent historical review of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Lots of people don't know that this is the birthplace of the Modern computer with the mouse, laser printers, windows icons and menus ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

Dealers of Lightning (2000) by Michael Hiltzik is an outstanding look at Xerox PARC. In terms of books on the history of technology it is up there with the excellent Triumph of the Nerds by Robert X ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Davehedengren - Goodreads

A really interesting book detailing how a great team of employees can change the world even if the company they work for doesn't like their work. Read full review

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

User Review  - Drew Weatherton - Goodreads

I listened to the audio version of this book which was, unfortunately abridged. I enjoyed the book and was surprised at how much was developed at Xerox Parc in the 70's and 80's. I wish there had been ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Unjmhy - Goodreads

And I thought the book on Steve Jobs was an entertaining read! The long list of innovations at PARC in the 1970's is stunning and captured my attention, making it a book I finished very quickly. Also ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

(4.0) Great subject, stayed focused on the engineering, the projects (mostly) I appreciate that Hiltzik stayed focused (more or less) on the actual engineering and creative projects, (vs What the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - A Cheung - Goodreads

A thorough account of characters and culture in the more adventurous era of computer history. PARC and this book certainly could become an icon of the computer industry itself. Tried to read this as a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Unnikrishnan - Goodreads

Anyone out there trying to innovate (real innovation not the build a simple website/app brigade), start a technology company or manage a research lab MUST read this book. The book demystifies the halo ... Read full review


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