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The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Charles Babbage; Vannevar Bush; J Presper Eckert; J C R Licklider; John W Mauchly; Robert N Noyce; L G Roberts; William Shockley; R W Taylor; John Von Neumann; Charles Babbage; Vannevar Bush; J Presper Eckert; J C R Licklider; Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; John W Mauchly; Robert N Noyce; L G Roberts; William Shockley; R W Taylor; John Von Neumann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9781476708690 147670869X 9781476708706 1476708703
OCLC Number: 876012030
Description: viii, 542 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Illustrated timeline --
Ada, Countess of Lovelace --
The computer --
Programming --
The transistor --
The microchip --
Video games --
The Internet --
The personal computer --
Software --
Online --
The Web --
Ada forever.
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.
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"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"--

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