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[ih] FYI - Gordon Crovitz/WSJ on "Who Really Invented the Internet?"

On 7/23/2012 12:03 PM, John Curran wrote:
> To be clear, I was not referring to the political aspects of the article,
> but  the references along the lines of:
>   "So having created the Internet, why didn't Xerox become the biggest
> company in the world? "

An extensive consideration of this is contained in:

    Fumbling the Future
    by Smith & Alexander

It's a cautionary tale about the role of middle-management in the 
success or failure or corporate change.

When I started a lab at DEC, I was given a copy by Bob Taylor, who is 
thought to have been the deep throat source for the book and who was 
then running DEC's SRC lab.  He later asked me what I thought of the 
book and I said that it seemed possible it would apply to DEC.  As 
events unfolded, it did.

  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking