Originally Posted by DuckieHo
A bit extreme there.....
Well I obviously disagree. Regardless who might
have been able to take his place, the fact remains that Xerox is still flailing themselves over being too clueless to realize what their own investment in PARC accomplished. Steve Jobs actually did and acted on it first.
When x86 processors and their operating systems were stuck at tacking on 360KB to the 640KB ram addressing barrier (thus Billy's famous quote)
Originally Posted by Bill Gates
"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, 1981
, Jobs computer could address 16MB directly and was completely unfettered by the 16K segment barrier to name only two quantum leaps that were discarded then, but were copied by everyone later and are so fundamental now that few recognize how important this was. This is similar to how few recall how important DEC Alpha was to AMD's future and the competition spiral it fueled, only Apple's effect was much bigger and on a far more fundamental level.
See Butterfly Effect