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Jacob “Jack” Goldman — the man who founded the lab that pretty much invented the personal computer as we know it — has died at age 90.
Goldman was the Xerox Chief Scientist who in 1969 proposed that the company create a pure research laboratory that would put Xerox in the same league as IBM and AT&T, whose Yorktown Heights and Bell Labs facilities are now legendary.
The result was Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) — the birthplace of the graphical user interface, Ethernet, the laser printer, and object-oriented programming.
Originally posted by FredT
reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
Yeah, the other one that has even more impressive acomplishments is SRI International which is just down the road. The really cool thing is that PARC (and SRI) are still here and going strong. Out of the box thinking and innovation will stand the test of time.