The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Computing section.
London, New York, Sydney, Toronto & New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression. [First Edition: 2014] Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables ; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacsons 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 Byrons 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. Its 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.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 542 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.