In the 1970s, Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) developed the first personal computer, the Xerox Alto. The Alto was the first computer to feature a graphical user interface (GUI) with a mouse and a desktop metaphor, which are now standard features of modern computers. However, Xerox failed to commercialize the technology, and it was instead popularized by Apple, who introduced the Macintosh in 1984. The reason for Xerox's failure was primarily due to the company's focus on its core business of copying and printing, and a lack of understanding of the potential of the personal computer market. Xerox's management at the time did not see the potential of the technology and did not invest in its development. They also did not recognize the potential of the GUI and mouse-based interface, they were more focused on developing the technology for their core business of copying and printing. Additionally, Xerox was not able to capitalize on its innovation because it was not able to create a business model for the personal computer market. The company did not have the distribution and marketing capabilities to compete with companies like Apple and IBM, which had already established themselves in the personal computer market.
The Remote Desktop Battle
Chrome Remote Desktop always allowed us to remotely access our machine from another laptop or PC easily. Now this is possible via our Android Smartphone or Tablet. This service is free to use especially compared to the costly tool called Parallels Access. You can get started by enabling your Windows PC or Mac machine with remote access with the Chrome Web Store... Continue Reading →
It’s called Artificial Intelligence not Science Fiction !!
Imagine having a digital assistant who based on your past behaviour, flawlessly manages your schedule, informs others how busy you are, predict when you will finish a particular task and reschedules the next tasks accordingly. Imagine an elevator which based a persons movement near it calculates the probability of the person needing the elevator and... Continue Reading →
What’s happening to ‘your perfect phone’?
I recently wrote about the modular smartphone development being done by Google called Project Ara. In the Ara Developers Conference which was held on April 15-16th and they revealed a lot more details on this, which I have tried to put together in the below infographic. I call it 'Your Perfect Phone' because you no longer... Continue Reading →
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