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Fumbling the future : how Xerox invented, then ignored, the first personal computer / Douglas K. Smith and Robert C. Alexander.

By: Smith, Douglas K, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Alexander, Robert C.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : ToExcel, c1999Description: 274 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1583482660 (pbk.); 9781583482667 (pbk.).Other title: How Xerox invented, then ignored, the first personal computer.Subject(s): Xerox Corporation | Microcomputers | Computer industry -- United States -- History | Microcomputers -- Design and construction -- History | Computers -- United States -- History | Microcomputers. Microordinateurs | COMPUTERGESCHICHTE + INFORMATIKGESCHICHTE | PERSONALCOMPUTER (COMPUTERSYSTEME) | Xerox Corporation (Stamford, CT) | HISTOIRE DE L'INFORMATIQUE ET DES ORDINATEURS | HISTORY OF COMPUTERS + HISTORY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE | MICRO-ORDINATEURS + ORDINATEURS INDIVIDUELS (SYSTÈMES INFORMATIQUES) | PERSONAL COMPUTERS (COMPUTER SYSTEMS)Additional physical formats: Online version:: Fumbling the future.DDC classification: 338.7/68644 Other classification: 85.02
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-266) and index.

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Morrow, c1988.

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After graduating from Harvard Law School, Douglas K. Smith (who wrote Fumbling the Future) has worked as a lawyer, teacher, management consultant, and executive. A co-author of Sources of the African Past, a college-level textbook on African history, he lives in Millbrook, New York. <br> Robert C. Alexander, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has spent his career as a management consultant in New York City, for the past ten years as president and founder of Alexander and Associates. The story of Xerox/PARC emerged from an eighteen-month research project by his firm into the histories and workings of a number of America's most creative business groups.

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