Woodman is the Louis Martin Sears Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus at Purdue University. He has served as president of Southern Historical Association, the Business History Conference, the Agricultural History Society, and the Indiana Association of Historians.
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Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, engineers, administrators, and executives who lived the story, this riveting chronicle details PARC's humble beginnings through its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, and shows why Xerox was never able to grasp, and ultimately exploit, the cutting-edge innovations PARC delivered. Dealers of Lightning offers an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions, and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy--and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness.