[geeks] snatching defeat fro the jaws of victory
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Mon May 6 15:13:00 CDT 2002
On Mon, 6 May 2002, Fogg, James wrote:
> I do suspect that Xerox brass did understand what was invented, they just
> didn't know why a photocopier company would be better at computers than the
> likes of IBM. I think that thinking led to self doubt. In other words, if a
> couple of jerks like us can invent ethernet/etc., what good can it be. If it
> was any good, someone would have already invented it.
I think for some of it, it may NOT have taken off if they hadn't made it
freely available. If they had kept ethernet proprietary, would DEC and
Intel have taken it up?
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