How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Simon & Schuster
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The
Innovators is Walter Isaacsonís 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
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 Byronís 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. Itís 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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