Dealers of Lightning

by Michael A. Hiltzik

Book Reviews

  • Ah! There's an account in Chapters 24-26 of "Dealers of Lightning". More "death by a thousand cuts" than a single decision, though certainly two forces (executive disinterest and the rise of companies like Microsoft, Apple etc) played a role.Link to Tweet
  • A few people have told me they'd rather have me give them a book I really liked. This book largely encouraged me to pursue Mighty after tinkering around with the idea a bit: Enjoy! :) to Tweet
  • 6 books (current list; one is a re-read) 6 tags: @kevinakwok @patrick_oshag @ashfontana @AliBHamed @briannekimmel @juliadewahl to Tweet
  • In addition to cut and paste, Larry also invented popup menus. If you've never read it, I highly recommend Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age which talks a lot about Larry and his PARC colleagues and their contributions to Tweet
  • For example: here’s a casual reference to a young Charles Symoni in Dealers of Lightning. to Tweet
  • Read about the Xerox Alto/Star here: Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Ag... to Tweet
  • @paulg @rivatez Well, recently it was Dealers of Lightning. It re-kindled my interest in focusing on building something valuable & hard vs simply opportunistic. It was exciting to internalize how folks tackled some really hard, fragile, & valuable ideas—in pursuit of making something possible.Link to Tweet