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

User Review  - Ian Billick - Goodreads

I enjoyed it primarily because I'm interested in scientific institutions. It also provides insight into what was going on in the tech industry in the 1970's. Pre Steve Jobs, a bit of Microsoft getting ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Bill DePhillips - Goodreads

Read this in grad school. It's an entertaining account of the most productive and famous computer research lab ever, the Palo Alto Research Center. They basically invented the personal computer but the funder of the center, Xerox, didn't have the foresight to see its potential. Read full review

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  - Jeff Bush - Goodreads

The technical descriptions are a bit painful to read. It's clear he's trying to summarize his conversations with people talking about very esoteric implementations, but, being non-technical, he gets ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nelson - Goodreads

Read this book and you will discover that many of the things that Steve Jobs used the MAC (mouse and distribute applications across several windows) were originally conceived at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) Xerox. 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


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