Personal distributed computing: the Alto and Ethernet software

@inproceedings{Lampson1986PersonalDC,
  title={Personal distributed computing: the Alto and Ethernet software},
  author={Butler W. Lampson},
  booktitle={HPW '86},
  year={1986}
}
The personal distributed computing system based on the Alto and the Ethernet was a major effort to make computers help people to think and communicate. The paper describes the complex and diverse collection of software that was built to pursue this goal, ranging from operating systems, programming environments, and communications software to printing and file servers, user interfaces, and applications such as editors, illustrators, and mail systems. 
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