Category Archives: Xerox PARC

2016 Campaign Issues

It seems to me…. “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.” ~ Cal Thomas[1]. Prospective U.S. voters have now had an opportunity to watch several debates by potential … Continue reading

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Predicting Technological Development

It seems to me… “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”  ~ Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962). Pundit’s predictions that supposedly forecast what will occur in the near future (rather than what might only be possible) are quite popular … Continue reading

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Client-Server Systems

It seems to me… In the very early 1980s, NASA initially had planned to construct another proprietary computing system similar to the obsolete ILLIAC IV, which had been built under contract by Burroughs, but to incorporate the very latest available … Continue reading

Posted in Ames, Architecture, Burroughs, CDC, Chris Santorelli, Client-Server, Control Data Corporation, Gene Greer, General Electric, ILLIAC-IV, NASA, Numerical Aerodynamic Simulator, Peer-To-Peer, Seymour Cray, Space Systems, Systems Concepts, Technology, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments