Category Archives: Xerox PARC

Problems In Silicon Valley

It seems to me…. “The thing we should all be looking for are people who want to make a difference. I’m a big believer in the Silicon Valley religion of the power of markets. But I also believe in our … Continue reading

Posted in 3M, Amazon, Android, Antitrust, Apple, AT&T, Boeing, Boston Dynamics, Burroughs, California, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, CCPA, CDC, Compaq, Control Data Corporation, Data, DEC, Digital Equipment Corporation, Dow Chemical, EU, European Union, Facebook, Financial, Ford, GDPR, GE, General Data Protection Regulation, General Electric, Google, Hewlett Packard, High-Tech, HP, IBM, Kodak, Lenovo, Microsoft, Monopolist, Monopoly, NCR, Nokia, Oligopolist, Oligopoly, Oracle, PARC, Privacy, RCA, Security, Silicon Valley, Sperry Rand, Sun Microsystems, Uber, Univac, Unix, Xerox, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making America Great Again

It seems to me…. “A country’s economic growth may be defined as a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that … Continue reading

Posted in AI, Artificial Intelligence, AT&T, Bell Labs, Bob Taylor, Budget, China, Congress, DARPA, ECON-101, economic growth, economics, Economy, Education, Education, education, Factor Intensity, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Funding, GDP, Gross Domestic Product, Harry Truman, human capital, Infrastructure, Innovation, Innovation, Manhattan Project, Moon, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Physical Capital, Private-Sector, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, Public-Sector, RAND, research, Retraining, Roosevelt, Science, Solow Residual, Space, Space, SRI, Stanford Research Institute, Technology, Technology, Total Factor Productivity, Training, Truman, Truman, Trump, University, Vannevar Bush, World War II, Xerox, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Agriculture, agriculture, Asia, AT&T, Bell Labs, Campaign, Candidate, Cap-and-Trade, Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Tax, China, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO2, College, Construction, COP21, Cost, Debt, Dodd-Frank, DuPont, Economic, Education, Elections, Employment, Employment, Engineering, Engineering, Engineering, Environment, General Electric, Gini Coefficient, Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, Global Warming, Globalization, Globalization, Healthcare, Hospitality, Hospitality, IBM, Illegals, Immigrant, Immigration, Income, Inequality, Infrastructure, Insurance, Iran, Jobs, Kiribati, Mathematics, Medicaid, Medication, Middle-East, Military, Minorities, Obama, Obamacare, Pacific Rim, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President, Presidential, Refugee, Research, Retirement, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schenectady Research, Science, Science, Sea Level, Social Security, STEM, Syria, Technology, Technology, Terrorism, TPP, Trade, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transportation, Tuition, United Nations, University, Weapon, Women’s Rights, World Trade Organization, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bluetooth, Ethernet, LAN, Local Area Network, Predictions, Robert Metcalfe, Technology, Universal Serial Bus, USB, Xerox PARC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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