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Dec 06, 2005, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Last week I had a chance to speak with Bob Price, who retired from Control Data Corporation as their CEO back in the early 1990's. Bob has a new book out entitled, "Eye on Innovation" (ISBN-30010877X) published by Yale University Press. I could easily see it making the best seller's list because it so closely parallels the situations organizations face today, and gives people in the industry a fresh look at how to move forward in this crazy computer environment.

"Control Data Corporation (CDC) innovated in the early days of computers the way the open source community does today. CDC also faced the same kinds of obstacles that plagues the industry today: a vicious monopoly that knows no bounds when it comes to undermining the innovation of others for its own stake in the market..."

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