design, innovation, commercialization: PARC?
The story has has always been the same: Xerox PARC, the labs where the basic building blocks of the modern day computing devices were born: Ethernet, WSYIWYG editors, laser printing, postscript, Small Talk, e-paper, and so many others, has notoriously been associated with bobbling the ball: failing to innovate. But not any longer. Why?
PARC is a standalone – it survives or dies on the technology it creates. How? Focus on the Business Models and the products will follow. A very US centric model, but non-the less, it keeps PARC going. read more….