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The tinkerers : the amateurs, DIYers, and inventors who make America great

Author: Alec Foege
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showing how tinkering has been the guiding force behind both major corporate-sponsored innovations and smaller scale inventions with great potential, Foege argues that America still cultivates visionary innovators who do not allow cultural obsessions with efficiency and conformity to interfere with their passion and creativity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Foege
ISBN: 9780465009237 0465009239 9780465033454 0465033458
OCLC Number: 778420370
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Wising up about a smartphone --
Tinkering at the birth of a nation and beyond --
Contemporary tinkerer finds his way --
Edison's folly reinvents tinkering for the modern age --
Myhrvold's magic tinkering factory --
When tinkering veers off course --
The tinkerer archetype is reborn --
PARC and the power of the group --
A trio of alternative tinkering approaches --
A different kind of school --
Concluding thoughts on tinkering.
Responsibility: Alec Foege.

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Reports of tinkering's death have been greatly exaggerated. In this book, readers will see how tinkering has been the guiding force behind both major corporate-sponsored innovations such as the  Read more...

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"Anyone who is interested in innovation in the U.S. today and the challenges to continued success in innovation will find [The Tinkerers] a worthwhile read." --Chemical & Engineering News "[The Read more...

 
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