Xerox PARC

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Xerox PARC was the acronymmed short form of the 'Xerox Palo Alto Research Center'.

The MAXC computers (clones of the PDP-10; they ran TENEX) were produced there, along with, most famous and consequentially, the ground-breaking Ethernet local area network and the Xerox Alto personal workstation.

Further reading

  • Michael A. Hiltzik, Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, HarperBusiness, New York, 1999
  • Douglas K. Smith, Robert C. Alexander, Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer, William Morrow, New York, 1988