Paul's Odyssey: America, 1945-1985
by Paul A. Strassmann
Publisher: Information Econonomics i.e. Economics Press
Edition: First - 2007
PAUL S ODYSSEY follows experiences from his arrival in New York in 1948 until retirement from a corporate career in 1985. It tracks education from the Cooper Union and M.I.T. through increasingly senior computer-related jobs in General Foods, the National Dairy Products Corporation and in Xerox. Failed attempts to introduce computers made by Xerox Data Systems and the missed opportunities to advance innovations from the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) are discussed in detail. After retirement as Vice-President of Xerox, he continues an active career as consultant, lecturer, public servant and academic.