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1st Impressions Don’t Count

Ravi Edirisinghe

The company which first made the personal computer, the “mouse” and the computer network system had their creations rejected because its chief engineer didn’t wear a jacket and tie when presenting his findings to the Group CEO.This was said by Freight Links International (pvt.) Ltd.’s Vice President Ravi Edirisinghe, speaking at a lecture organized by CIMA on Monday (September 24).
The company in question was Xerox.
This resulted in IBM buying those patents and the rest is history, he said.

1 Comment for “1st Impressions Don’t Count”

  1. As if I care

    Nothing new! It’s whom you know not what you know that matters.
    Like many things WWW is an English invention and the rest is history.

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