cctech Digest, Vol 70, Issue 6
tim at tim-mann.org
Thu Jun 4 12:30:41 CDT 2009
On Thu, 04 Jun 2009 04:57:20 -0500, cctech-request at classiccmp.org wrote:
> Has anyone read Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the
> Computer Age ?
> Anyone have any back stories or have read the book? I've got it on
> order, but I've read some scathing reviews about how the author got it
> wrong. I know some of the scathing reviews might be by people who
> weren't described in a favorable light in the book --- but I've seen
> plenty of technical stories get screwed up.
I remember reading and enjoying Dealers of Lightning several years ago
when it came out. I worked with some of the PARC folks at their next
gig (DEC Systems Research Center, run by Bob Taylor), and I don't
remember people there having major complaints about the book getting
things wrong. Of course a book like this never gets everything right --
certainly not to everyone's satisfaction, since different people who
experienced the same events don't see them the same way.
Tim Mann tim at tim-mann.org http://tim-mann.org/
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