The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson


Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and seriously acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and now and then deeply relocating” (The Atlantic) tale of the folks who created the pc and the Internet.

What have been the abilities that allowed sure inventors and marketers to show their visionary principles into disruptive realities? What ended in their inventive leaps? Why did a few be triumphant and others fail?

The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the traditional heritage of the electronic revolution—and an quintessential consultant to how innovation fairly occurs. Isaacson starts off the journey with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered desktop programming within the 1840s. He explores the attention-grabbing personalities that created our present electronic revolution, resembling Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, invoice Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.

This is the tale of the way their minds labored and what made them so artistic. It’s additionally a story of ways their skill to collaborate and grasp the artwork of teamwork made them much more artistic. For an period that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators is “a sweeping and unusually tenderhearted historical past of the electronic age” (The big apple Times).

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