Jack Goldman, 1921-2011

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4 Responses to “Jack Goldman, 1921-2011”

  1. Locobot says:

    So in other words, all that stuff people were accrediting to Steve Jobs a few months ago…

  2. Brood-X says:

    PARC is responsible for all of the technological innovations that nearly put Xerox out of business.  They did exploit the laser printing technology enough to make the PARC investment pay off eventually.

  3. iggyviola says:

    Jobs never hid the fact that he stole the general concept of the GUI from Xerox. But Jobs and Apple certainly expanded and improved it far beyond Xerox ever devised themselves. Xerox blew it, badly. But it certainly wasn’t Goldman’s fault.

  4. Ito Kagehisa says:

    Seems to me that Xerox profited handily; they hadn’t the resources to do more than they did, so instead of sitting on it they released the technology and it sold printers for them.  It’s still selling printers for them.  Before Xerox PARC, the market for Xerox products was tiny, now it’s incredibly vast.

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