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Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

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Address: 333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA
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attended startup presentation

PARC was the birthplace of technology that became the Macintosh. Today, it still works on innovation and the facilities can be rented for technology events, attended several... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Los Altos, California
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Los Altos, California
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

PARC was the birthplace of technology that became the Macintosh. Today, it still works on innovation and the facilities can be rented for technology events, attended several startup presentations, parking is available and easy, there are electric chargers near the entrance. very accessible off Hwy 280, nice facility.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) was founded in 1970 by Xerox Corporation as a research center to improve current products and research new products. It became a center of innovative research in information processing. Here are some examples: Ethernet, the personal computer (Google the alto computer), the graphic user interface, the desktop metaphor, object oriented programming, the computer mouse, icons,... More 

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Auvergne, France
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Have visited many times over the last 30 years, quality of work and insights never fail to impress. Not sure how much you could get to see if not an invited guest

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

The GUI interface was designed and refined (not quite far enough in my opinion) here. I've used the auditorium for SIGGRAPH professional meetings. This place does not give tours to the general public (both good and bad). You must generally know people who work here (an exception where the 8th graders in the 70s who were test subjects). Woodsy (they... More 

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