crete and dark-tinted glass building in Palo Alto that crouches on a hill like an enormous bunker, or maybe an alien space craft. Fadiman introduced his student volunteers to Bill English, the electrical engineer who had built the first mouse.
such great leaps of understanding in so short a period]. • And management... PARC was founded by men whose experience had taught them that the only way to get the best research was to hire the best researchers and leave them unburdened by directive, instructions, or deadlines.” The researchers assembled at PARC were in no way expected to become involved with Xerox’s products. Their sole mission was to explore uncharted territory. Fadiman took John and two other students who had also expressed interest in doing a project at Xerox PARC out to the facility, a slightly ominous-looking single-story con-
“For a student, that was like meeting the Pope of computer
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Tidewater Times July 2017