Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer Douglas K. Smith

ISBN: 9781583482667

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Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer  by  Douglas K. Smith

Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer by Douglas K. Smith
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Ask consumers and users what names they associate with the multibillion dollar personal computer market, and they will answer IBM, Apple, Tandy, or Lotus. The more knowledgable of them will add the likes of Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Compaq, andMoreAsk consumers and users what names they associate with the multibillion dollar personal computer market, and they will answer IBM, Apple, Tandy, or Lotus. The more knowledgable of them will add the likes of Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Compaq, and Borland.

But no one will say Xerox. Fifteen years after it invented personal computing, Xerox still means copy.More than anything, Fumbling the Future is a tale of human beings whose talents, hopes, fears, habits, and prejudices determine the fate of our largest organizations and of our best ideas. In an era in which technological creativity and economic change are so critical to the competitiveness of the American economy, Fumbling the Future is a parable for our times.



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