The Innovators

How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471138805

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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He then 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 creative. 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, this book shows how they actually happen.
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The Innovators

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

Author: To Be Announced,Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781471138973

Category: Computer science

Page: 528

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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's biographical story of the pioneers of the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. The computer and the Internet are among the most important inventions of our era, but few people know who created them. They were not conjured up in a garret or garage by solo inventors. Instead, most innovations of the digital age were made collaboratively. There were a lot of fascinating people involved, some ingenious and a few even geniuses. This is the story of these pioneers, hackers, and entrepreneurs-how their minds worked and what made them so creative. It's also a narrative of how their ability to work as teams made them even more creative. In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who described a general-purpose computer and software programming in the 1840s. The Innovators is filled with fascinating personalities-from early pioneers such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore, to Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak and Larry Page. The central digital innovations, Isaacson shows, have come from those who, like Ada, have connected the humanities to technology and the arts to the sciences.
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Summary of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

Author: Abbey Beathan

Publisher: Abbey Beathan Publishing

ISBN: 138621793X

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) What led to the creative leaps of the most brilliant visionaries of the digital era? Discover how they managed to change the world for good. What's the difference between a person with a vision and one who doesn't have it? Why does the idea of the visionary succeed but the others fail? How can you emulate the steps of the brilliant entrepreneurs who launched the digital revolution? In The Innovators all of these questions will be answered. You'll learn all about the most fascinating personalities of the digital revolution and how their minds work in order for you to acquire the right mindset and succeed in life. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive." – Walter Isaacson On top of giving us a bunch of secrets on how to become successful, The Innovators also delivers an important truth. If you think that only mastering individual skills will you manage to stand alongside the best of them, you are wrong. All of the brilliant visionaries of the digital era had to collaborate and master the art of teamwork in order to boost their creative ideas and merge them into one. Dive in The Innovators and learn the concepts needed to succeed. Walter Isaacson shares a string of pearls of wisdom that come from the people who reached the top. P.S. The Innovators is an extremely useful book that teaches you how to think like the geeks who are responsible of the digital revolution. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan
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Also Innovators

How one computer salesman contributed to the digital revolution

Author: Christopher B. Yardley

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760462993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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‘Thank you for your order, Mr Mainframe Customer. The cost is £5 million and the lead-time for manufacture will be two years. In the meantime you will have to build a special computer centre to our specification. For our part, our project team will help you recruit and train potential programmers and we shall advise on how you might use the system.’ How different from today when the customer will want to see a specific application running before he puts a hand in his/her pocket. Chris Yardley lived the changes as a computer salesman and tells his story of a career living and working in five countries. Warts and all. The ecstasies, the heartbreaks and idiocies of major corporations. His career was not a planned one. In a growing industry, opportunities presented themselves and Chris believes he grasped every one presented. Having written his story, he has had every chapter verified by at least one person who features in that narrative. His respondents have universally endorsed the facts with comments such as ‘Wow, I’d forgotten most of that’. ‘You have a fantastic memory.’ ‘I never knew before the full facts of what happened.’ ‘How have you remembered all the circumstances?’ ‘It really is a people business.’ This is the only book that has followed a computer sales career over almost 50 years.
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The Innovator Versus the Collective

Author: Brian Phillips

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365145247

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Page: 234

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Fundamentally, history is the consequence of ideas. Every movement, revolution, war, and era is ultimately defined and motivated by a guiding ideology. In this book, we will examine the ideas that have shaped (or are shaping) government policies toward numerous industries. We will examine mature industries and newer industries. In examining mature industries, we can trace the long-term consequences of government policies. We can see the cause and the effect. We can see which policies resulted in innovation and progress, and which did not. In identifying the results of past policies, we can predict the future consequences of today's policy debates. Virtually everyone claims to support innovation and progress. But claiming such support and advocating policies that make innovation possible are not the same thing. We cannot discern the difference merely on the basis of claims and professed intentions. We must look at the principles-the fundamental ideas-being advocated.
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Summary of Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson chronicles the origins and development of computers and the internet. The book begins in 1833 with the vision of the English mathematician Ada, Countess of Lovelace, and ends with the question of whether artificial intelligence will ever surpass human intelligence… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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The Friendly Orange Glow

The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture

Author: Brian Dear

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101973633

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Page: 640

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At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn't even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers--some of them only high school students--in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light-years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and play through connected computers. Not only did PLATO engineers make significant hardware breakthroughs with plasma displays and touch screens but PLATO programmers also came up with a long list of software innovations: chat rooms, instant messaging, message boards, screen savers, multiplayer games, online newspapers, interactive fiction, and emoticons. Together, the PLATO community pioneered what we now collectively engage in as cyberculture. They were among the first to identify and also realize the potential and scope of the social interconnectivity of computers, well before the creation of the internet. PLATO was the foundational model for every online community that was to follow in its footsteps. The Friendly Orange Glow is the first history to recount in fascinating detail the remarkable accomplishments and inspiring personal stories of the PLATO community. The addictive nature of PLATO both ruined many a college career and launched pathbreaking multimillion-dollar software products. Its development, impact, and eventual disappearance provides an instructive case study of technological innovation and disruption, project management, and missed opportunities. Above all, The Friendly Orange Glow at last reveals new perspectives on the origins of social computing and our internet-infatuated world.
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