A good balance between the various contenders for recognition. Thanks! a sweeping, thrilling tale. Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. a fresh perspective on the birth of the information age. True Crime Biographies: Ted Bundy, Edmund Kemper, H. H. Holmes, Charles Manson, Jac... “[A] sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age . . Find all the books, read about the author, and more. . . Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. . Learned a lot about collaboration, creativity and technology, how they intersect together and what's in store, 7 books for building better relationships. Final point, I did a computer science degree in the 90's and something this book shows which my degree didn't is the massive contribution the ladies made to the field even back in the beginning when they were generally discouraged from dabbling in what was considered a man world. . By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Don't let the scope or page-count deter you: while Isaacson builds the story from the 19th century--innovator by innovator, just as the players themselves stood atop the achievements of their predecessors--his discipline and era-based structure allows readers to dip in and out of digital history, from Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, to Alan Turing and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, to Tim Berners-Lee and the birth of the World Wide Web (with contextual nods to influential counterculture weirdos along the way). “[A] sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age . . Not in United States? Top subscription boxes – right to your door. . At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout. The book evinces a genuine affection for its subjects that makes it tough to resist . As an introduction to the ethos and personalities who created the modern digital revolution era, The Innovators is a success. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In this often surprising history, Isaacson offers an encyclopedic account of the technological breakthroughs that made modern computers and networks possible: programming, transistors, chips, software, graphics, desktop computers, and the Internet.”, “The brilliant Isaacson follows his mega-selling 2011 biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs with this detailed account of the legendary and unsung people who invented the computer and then the Internet.”, “The argument against the great man theory of invention is not new. A panoramic history of technological revolution. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! . Isaacson manages to bring together the entire universe of computing, from the first digitized loom to the web, presented in a very accessible manner that often reads like a thriller.”, “Anyone who uses a computer in any of its contemporary shapes or who has an interest in modern history will enjoy this book.”, “The history of the computer as told through this fascinating book is not the story of great leaps forward but rather one of halting progress. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. . . Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (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? Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s.

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