A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast

Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing

March 20, 2021 A Fork In Time Episode 97
A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing
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Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing
Mar 20, 2021 Episode 97
A Fork In Time

Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing

The podcast is taking a "spring break", but we thought an episode from the "early days" that many of our new listeners might have heard might a good idea.  We are working a number of exciting new episodes in the coming months, including a large number of listener-suggested topics and new guests.

Here are the original show notes from Episode 22 "No PARCing"....
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)


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Show Notes

Episode 0097—AFIT Archive: No PARCing

The podcast is taking a "spring break", but we thought an episode from the "early days" that many of our new listeners might have heard might a good idea.  We are working a number of exciting new episodes in the coming months, including a large number of listener-suggested topics and new guests.

Here are the original show notes from Episode 22 "No PARCing"....
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)


Listeners can get a FREE audiobook with their
FREE 30-Day Trial Membership from Audible
CLICK HERE

Website: www.aforkintimepodcast.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey

If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime

You can follow A Fork In Time on….
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aforkintime
Twitter: @AFITPodcast
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/aforkintime

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

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