Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacsonas New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a ariveting, propulsive, and at times deeply movinga (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. 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? The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolutionaand an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byronas 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. Itas 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 is aa sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital agea (The New York Times).Arcade games, once the domain of pinball companies based in Chicago, would soon be transformed by engineers based in Silicon ... So Bushnell decided to call his new venture Atari, adopting a term from the Japanese board game Go. ... Al Alcorn was a high school football player from a rough neighborhood of San Francisco who taught himself television repair through an RCA correspondence course.
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