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Check Out PARC's 40th Anniversary Doings

Recently, there was an event in Silicon Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PARC, the pioneering research facility that birthed a lot of tech’s most potent innovations.

Ever heard of laser printing or Ethernet networking or the graphical user interface?

Yes, that and much more.

PARC, by the way, stands for Palo Alto Research Center and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox (XRX).

Here are some videos from the celebration, including an alumni panel, as well as predictions for 40 years hence:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik