[PDF KINDLE] The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Author Walter Isaacson


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  • The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
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  • 16 February 2019
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The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Read ☆ 104 Fail The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens Isaacson begins the adventure 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 JCR Licklider Dou. I loved Isaacson s Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs biographies I really really wanted to love this one In a sense this book is at least a four star book because Isaacson wants to prove a point and he succeeds no one person invented the computer or the Internet that the digital revolution is one person building on and with the backs of others However it is that success that made this book not as enjoyable for me because Isaacson is profiling so many people several each chapter that their stories get lost one behind the other and the details get confusing He is never truly able to do what he excels at the slow deep biography a discussion of how each life event shaped the person as a whole Also even though I agree it was necessary I wasn t that interested in reading all the technical details of how each idea and machine was slightly different than the one before it I found myself skipping those parts Maybe someone with a strong computer programming or mathematical bent would enjoy it but that s not why I read an Isaacson book One chapter soars here the first on Ada Countess of Lovelace Isaacson allows her a chapter all to herself and it s the version of his writing I know and love I would have much rather read an entire Walter Isaacson biography of Ada Lovelace

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The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Read ☆ 104 G 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 creative For an era that seeks to foster innovation creativity and teamwork The Innovators is “a sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age” The New York Time. In his latest book Isaacson offers the reader an insightful look into the world of technology and the numerous people whose insights and innovative ideas have changed the world in which we live While not the biography of any one person Isaacson personifies technology and offers stories related to its branches from the early speculative ideas of Ada Loveless around a mechanical calculating device through to the dawn of Wikipedia and mass user self editing Isaacson travels through time specifically since the pre WWII era to the present to offer tales of innovative ideas that built on one another Things the reader would take for granted become major events and received excellent backstories One thing Isaacson does throughout his tome is to dispel the myths that urban legends have spun into faux realities including Al Gore inventing the internet He further lays the premise that the entire book should be taken as a set of technological building blocks one device or idea connecting to the next such that there are not true inventors but strict innovators who seek to add a niche to a larger conversation that takes place in an evolutionary reality Those who seek to claim inventor status are uashed in Isaacson s narrative and by the scores of men and women who have added to the technological uilt Any reader with a curiosity surrounding technology should invest time in this book though be somewhat leery of some technical jargon that can weigh down the narrative for the laypersonAs Isaacson presents in his introduction some of these ideas came during his research on the Steve Jobs biography the first of his that I devoured Isaacson s desire to downplay any one person wearing the crown of inventor he passes out the praise to all those who played a role in their own way and does so in an effective manner The narrative flows nicely even if it is weighed down with jargon in spots This jargon is highly useful however as it depicts the degree to which many of the actors were ensconced in their fields The reader can read or listen in awe to all that Isaacson has unearthed proving how interconnected something as routine as internet access and application usage Perhaps one of the best and most varied of the biographical pieces I ve read of his Isaacson does a stellar job in presentation content and detailKudos Mr Isaacson for this great piece I cannot wait what or who you tackle next for the reader to absorbLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at

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The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Read ☆ 104 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 InternetWhat 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. I feel bad that I joked about this book in my review of Ninth House and made it seem like a boring read all about how transistors are made It seemed funny at the time but it was entirely misleading This book was not boring at all In fact I would say some chapters were difficult to put downThe Innovators is NOT a comprehensive history of all computer and Internet related technology I feel the need to stress that now It takes a very specific route from Charles Babbage to Google by way of Turing Hopper and Berners Lee a route which is about showing the major players in America s journey to the Digital Age It is very easy to read it and think Wait What about so and so and whatshername and Ohmygod it s all about freaking America It s limited is what I m trying to say and Isaacson is pretty open about that from the beginning He knows he d need a good 10000 pages to come close to adeuately portraying this history in full so he s stuck with a few big namesWhat he sacrifices in breadth he makes up for in depth which is personally how I like my books to be This was a fascinating book about several fascinating people some of them not fascinating in a good way Though it also sent me down a number of Internet rabbit holes it has to be said I felt compelled to look something up and then would end up neck deep within mathematical theoryI find the story of how we got from a Victorian polymath to the current ever expanding technologies of today deeply fascinating I love how the author shows how it was such a collaborative effort It is actually impossible to truly pin down who invented the computer or the Internet because it all relied on so many different people s inventions and ideas I loved reading about all the different influences rural tinkerers taking machines apart America s nuclear program anti establishment hippies and Ada LovelaceSay what you will but Ada Lovelace is a fascinating person Whether you give her or less of the credit for inventing computer programming she was clearly a genius and a kinda odd individual But it s just a real good story isn t it That one of the two earliest computer visionaries and programmers was a woman called Lady Lovelace the daughter of none other than Lord Byron How delightful I definitely think sometimes the amount of time allotted to certain people had to do with whether Isaacson could getread an interview with them than to how important they actually were It is odd to me that Atanasoff who never got his machine to work was given than three times as much page time as Konrad Zuse who built the world s first programmable computer It also reads a little strange when Isaacson skims over the Manchester Baby the world s first electronic stored program computerBut I m nitpicking I really enjoyed reading The Innovators and learning about all these incredible people I was especially glad that Isaacson gave the female programmers the attention they deserved Many people don t know this but almost all of the first computer programmers were women because men didn t realise the importance of software and despite working hard on machines like the ENIAC they were still excluded from men only celebratory events Glad to see them given names and voices in this bookI liked this so much I think I ll read Leonardo da Vinci soon Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


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    [PDF KINDLE] The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Author Walter Isaacson characters à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Walter Isaacson Read & Download The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution The basic premise of this book is that innovators and inventors do not create new concepts solo They are almost always collaborators But there is not a surplus of collaboration described in this book This was a fu

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