Thorndike Press

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

  • Walter Isaacson
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  • ISBN-10: 1594138850
  • ISBN-13: 9781594138850
  • DDC: 4.092
  • Shipping Weight: 2.16 lbs ( .98 kgs)
  • 958 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2015
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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? Beginning with Ada Lovelace‚ Lord Byron’s daughter‚ who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s‚ Walter Isaacson explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution.


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"A remarkable overview of the history of computers from the man who brought us biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger . . . 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."

— Booklist (starred)

"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. Journalist and Aspen Institute CEO Isaacson (Steve Jobs) presents an episodic survey of advances in computing and the people who made them, from 19th-century digital prophet Ada Lovelace to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. . . . Isaacson's absorbing study shows that technological progress is a team sport, and that there's no I in computer."

— Publishers Weekly