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The innovators [LP] : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution (Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series)

by Isaacson, Walter (Author)

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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,... Full description

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Summary: 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. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.
Item Description: Unabridged.
Physical Description: 957 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 843-946).
ISBN: 9781410474971
1410474976
Author Notes: Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics.

He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003.

He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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