A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast

Episode 0022—No PARCing

October 10, 2019 A Fork In Time Episode 22
A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0022—No PARCing
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A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0022—No PARCing
Oct 10, 2019 Episode 22
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In the early 1970s, Xerox ruled the office copier world and had the vision to establish the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) as an innovation catalyst for new technologies that would enable it to expand its place as a technology leader.  PARC was the place where the first personal computer, computer network, graphical user interfaces, and computer mice all had their start—none of which became part of the next phase of Xerox.

How might the world be different today if Xerox had the vision to be the company that delivered the visionary advances spawned by its own creation—PARC—to the world?

The commercial for the Xerox Alto—arguably the first “personal computer”:

https://youtu.be/M0zgj2p7Ww4

Steve Jobs Audio: Interview from “Triumph of the Nerds” (1996)

 

Theme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Show Notes

In the early 1970s, Xerox ruled the office copier world and had the vision to establish the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) as an innovation catalyst for new technologies that would enable it to expand its place as a technology leader.  PARC was the place where the first personal computer, computer network, graphical user interfaces, and computer mice all had their start—none of which became part of the next phase of Xerox.

How might the world be different today if Xerox had the vision to be the company that delivered the visionary advances spawned by its own creation—PARC—to the world?

The commercial for the Xerox Alto—arguably the first “personal computer”:

https://youtu.be/M0zgj2p7Ww4

Steve Jobs Audio: Interview from “Triumph of the Nerds” (1996)

 

Theme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com

E-Mail: [email protected]

You can follow A Fork In Time on….

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aforkintime

Twitter: @AFITPodcast

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/aforkintime

If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime)