IT & Network Infrastructure : What Xerox PARC Will Do with Its Next 40 Years
In human terms, the Palo Alto Research Center is in middle age, but it continues to invent important things with youthful vigor. The renowned think tank celebrated its 40th birthday on Sept. 23 with a half-day event at its San Francisco Bay area foothills campus. Many PARC "alumni" returned to the scene of some of their best work, including scientists who worked on the first personal computer, Ethernet and other tech marvels. Earlier, eWEEK published a slide show Sept. 23 showing some of those important inventions. At the event, there was plenty of discussion on current research-and-development projects and demonstrations to go with them. Following are some highlights of that anniversary event.