Re: Anarchy and spontaneous order in business and education
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 15:20:05 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-07-23 09:10:38 EDT, Hara Ra wrote:

> > [Xerox PARC is working on computer systems that will allow companies to
> > more spontaneous, ubiquitous computing devices keep track of movement of
> > people and information and record it. If many people are in the same
> > the computer classes this as a meeting, the subject of which corresponds
> > information displayed on computers at the time of the meeting.
> > like this will allow for less paper work and more creativity and
> > (which can't be a bad thing)]
> Given how the technology which became the Mac OS started at Xerox Parc
> and didn't go anywhere until Apple hired Allen Kay, I am skeptical of
> much going on here until it escapes the Xerox corporate culture.....

Most things were invented at Xerox Parc (Ethernet, the mouse, GUI, etc). All
of these have become sucessful (as you said no thanks to Xerox). Xerox
Parc's new policy is to create new start-up businesses to market it's new
technologies, apparently they are given all the freedom they want. We'll
just have to wait and see...

> And who's going to edit this mess into something useful??

The computer, of course.