The Innovators

How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
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Product Number: Z100135574
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781442376236
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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.

Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Original Publish Date: Oct 07, 2014


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The Innovators
Product Number: BX00072689
Product Number:DD13153
Product Number:Z100135574

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Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Narrator(s): Dennis Boutsikaris
Product Number DD13153
Released: Oct 07, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781442376229
Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Product Number EB00561512
Released: Oct 07, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476708713

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"On the heels of the authorÕs gravelly voiced narration of the introduction, narrator Dennis Boutsikaris at first sounds tame or buttoned-down. But as the audio unfolds, his reading reveals a rich palette of emotional accents that he applies to great effect in all the right places. His skill with the subtleties of narrative energy also works well with this textured history lessonÑone that focuses less on the technological than on the visionary characters profiled by the author. With one fascinating story after the other (did you know the daughter of a famous poet pioneered computer programming in the 1840s?), this highly entertaining audio chronicles the importance of collaboration as much as individual creativity among the colorful pioneers who brought us todayÕs digital world. T.W. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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