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archiver
06-23-2002, 11:21 PM
Posted by Kyle Huang.

Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Gunn High School and Sun Microsystems, Nasa/Ames and Xerox PARC.

Posted on 11/4/2000 2:55 PM MST



So... Xerox is in the pits right now. Their stock is at about $9.00, from
$30.00 or so earlier this year. they're cutting $1 billion (i think) in costs...
Are they going to pull out of FIRST at least for the time being?
PARC, the division that sponsors my old team is going to be sold off
partially, so that someone can bring all of their innovations to market.
if you don't know, PARC invented the mouse, the GUI, ether-net,
laser printing, WYSIWYG, and on and on.
anyways, anyone have any idea what'll happen with xerox and FIRST?

archiver
06-23-2002, 11:21 PM
Posted by Matt Leese.

Other on team #73 from Edison Technical HS and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Posted on 11/5/2000 12:14 AM MST


In Reply to: Xerox posted by Kyle Huang on 11/4/2000 2:55 PM MST:



At least from what I've seen in Rochester, Xerox is staying in FIRST. The X-Cats still seem to be kicking up here. I think Paul Allaire had a big influence on encouraging the company with regards to FIRST (he was the former chariman of FIRST and of Xerox). Basically, at best I can say my guess is that they're staying in it. I believe a lot of the problems with the stock price at least were the rumors that Xerox was filing for bankruptcy (they're not). And Xerox will only sell PARC if they can find a buyer (remember not much of what PARC invented was ever marketed by Xerox).

Matt

archiver
06-23-2002, 11:21 PM
Posted by Kyle Huang.

Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Gunn High School and Sun Microsystems, Nasa/Ames and Xerox PARC.

Posted on 11/9/2000 12:15 AM MST


In Reply to: Re: Xerox posted by Matt Leese on 11/5/2000 12:14 AM MST:



PARC will be sold off partially so that the new 'co'-owner can bring PARC's
innovations to market (because Xerox headquarters never wanted to). imagine
what it would have been like for Xerox if they had ventured into all of PARC's
endeavors... especially the GUI.
Anyway, i sure hopw the X-Cats stay alive. Does Paul Allaire know about the
other team that Xerox supports on the west coast? (my former team, GRT)...

archiver
06-23-2002, 11:21 PM
Posted by David Kelso.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]


Coach on team #131, C.H.A.O.S.-, from Central High School and OSRAM SYLVANIA/ Fleet .

Posted on 11/5/2000 8:54 AM MST


In Reply to: Xerox posted by Kyle Huang on 11/4/2000 2:55 PM MST:



I am really grateful that in 1994, Xerox produced a 'Yearbook' of all 40+ FIRST teams that was then distributed to every student that participated that year (free of charge). Back then, Woodie needed a 'staff' shirt to be recognized and his hair was a bit shorter. (see page one if you have a copy). This was the first year that I dove into the FIRST experience and the book was the icing on the cake.

archiver
06-23-2002, 11:21 PM
Posted by Jason "JDoggyDog" Trotter.

Student on team #191, X-CATS, from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School.

Posted on 11/12/2000 2:04 PM MST


In Reply to: Xerox posted by Kyle Huang on 11/4/2000 2:55 PM MST:



: anyways, anyone have any idea what'll happen with xerox and FIRST?:

From the X-Cats team leaders for the 2001 FIRST year, the X-Cats will be involved. Our team leaders have worked hard to keep FIRST in Xerox and it has certainly proved to work. The only difference between this year and last year is funding. We have money for the essentials (Travel, parts, etc.) but we will have to keep our coffee and Mt. Dew intake low for the year. Thanks for your thoughts,
Jason T.