Silicon Valley’s Misguided Motto – Creating Products “Because We Can”

In the late 1990s, I had the privilege of serving as an advisory board member to Xerox Parc’s Venture arm. Our charter at the time was to go into Xerox Parc and look at what their many scientists were creating and see if they had any potential for commercial applications. This was in the early days of the internet and Xerox Parc had been developing both new software and hardware technologies the parent company wanted to try and either license or sell to other companies.

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.