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

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital RevolutionH House and made it seem like a boring read all about The Sunset Warrior 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 comprehensiveistory 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 Highland Hucow he d need a good 10000 pages to come close to adeuately portraying thisistory in full so The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (English Edition) he s stuck with a few big namesWhate sacrifices in breadth Dien Cai Dau Wesleyan Poetry he makes up for in depth which is personallyow 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 Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition holes itas to be said I felt compelled to look something up and then would end up neck deep within mathematical theoryI find the story of uality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry how we got from a Victorian polymath to the current ever expanding technologies of today deeply fascinating I loveow the author shows Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) 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 establishmentippies and Ada LovelaceSay what you will but Ada Lovelace is a fascinating person Whether you give Oh Susannah 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 peoplead to do with whether Isaacson could getread an interview with them than to The Founders of Psychical Research how important they actually were It is odd to me that Atanasoff who never gotis 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 Pelé: The King of Soccer 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 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 ande 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 Chakras & Self-Care: Activate the Healing Power of Chakras with Everyday Rituals he excels at the slow deep biography a discussion ofow 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 ow 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 *or mathematical bent would enjoy it but s not why I read an Isaacson book One chapter soars ere the first on Ada Countess of Lovelace Isaacson allows Omgiven av idioter her a chapter all toerself and it s the version of Kapitulatus! his writing I know and love I wouldave much rather his writing I know and love I would ave much rather an entire Walter Isaacson biography of Ada Lovelace 2nd read 1082016 10132016Rereading this book was just slightly less entertaining than the first time through I loved earing the stories of collaboration outright copying business machinations and cool combinations of art and technology I really like the whole Shockley Noyce transistor microchip era And then the section on the early omebrew groups contending ideologically with Gates and Jobs is good too Isaacson s overt theses are that collaboration not isolated geniuses account for progress and innovation Secondly e makes a case for why artificial intelligencecomputing combined with Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico human intelligence is much powerful than just computers1st read 10162014 10262014What a pleasure An absolute pleasure of a readThis book is all about theis 42 StarsReaders can infer a number of salient points from this excellent Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn history of digital innovation but the main takeaway for me was this innovative ideas are like digestive systems nothing comes from them unless they get a big push from an assholeOkay so the author would probably suggest thatis REAL overarching theme is that innovation is driven not by lone geniuses but by collaborative teams that provide an ideal mix of vision engineering and execution but New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) hey that doesn t mean that the aforementioned point is NOT true see for example Jobs Steve In tracing the path of key digital innovations from bulky room size computers that could crunch differential euations at astonishing speeds to sleek personal computers and from proprietary government funded interconnected academic networks to the all you can eat porn buffet of today s Internet Isaacson persuasivelyammers Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy home that theme More intriguinglyowever The Stray Bullet he suggests that these innovations were driven not by pure technologists but by people who understood the need to balance technical proficiency with an appreciation and application of the arts From Ada Lovelace First Lady of Computing offspring of that rapscallion Lord Byron all around saucy minx to the aforementioned Steve Jobs intuitive design genius turtleneck aficionado colossal aole the people who Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 have led us into the digital ageave understood that both poetry and mathematical euations are eually if differently beautiful Given that I m the type of person Isaacson gently scolds in is conclusion that is a umanities person who takes pride in Bloody Crystal his lack of math aptitude this idea is what resonated with me the most Reading this book made me yearn to pick up a physics textbook and try to crack the code of the universe to understand the beauty of algebraic expression to see the art that goes into a perfect line of code Isaacson is a tremendous chronicler ofistory I strongly recommend La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques his elouent and insightful Benjamin Franklin An American Life as well asis engaging Einstein His Life and Universe and while this Bear Humbug hopscotch sort of narrative doesn t affordim the same opportunity to dive deeply into Afterlife his subjects ase does in Blue Is for Nightmares his magnificent biographiese does Heroes Die his themes justice even ife leaves you wanting a little bit about certain individuals It also makes you want Mountain Dew candy bars and pizza you know the staples of the coder diet. дни иновациите креативността и съвместната работа са ключът към успеха във всяко начинание а „Иноваторите” показва какъв път е извървян за да се стигне до тази истина Потопил се за няколко години в житейските истории на тези гениални изобретатели Айзъксън майсторски разкрива как в екип където приоритет са познанията творческият размах и споделянето на идеи се раждат великите откриватели и артистите на бъдещето Уолтър Айзъксън е автор на биографиите на Стив Джобс Айнщайн Кисинджър и Бенджамин Франклин а в съавторство с Еван Томас е написал „Мъдрите хора Шестима приятели и създаденият от тях свят” Има дългогодишен опит като председател на CNN и отговорен редактор на списание Time а понастоящем е изпълнителен директор на „Аспен”Живее със съпругата си във Вашингтон.

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But the main lesson to draw from the birth of computers is that innovation is usually a group effort involving collaboration between visionaries and engineers and that creativity comes from drawing on many sources Only in storybooks do inventions come like a thunderbolt or a lightbulb popping out of the ead of a lone individual in a basement or garret or garage Walter Isaacson s The Innovators How a Group of Hackers Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution is an enjoyable and worthy study of an oftentimes overlooked istory There were several things I appreciated about Isaacson s approach Echoing the uote above there is a consistent theme in this book about The Strathmore Club how nerdy talent was gathered to generate ideas and power innovation Hearing about the eccentricities of this nerdy talent was sometimes as interesting as the innovations themselves I also liked that Isaacson began with Ada Lovelace the daughter of Lord Byron and didn t just droper in the first chapter but found ways to show Pampa Pampa hower contributions are still relevant Finally there was nearly a whole chapter on Pong No way anybody could come up with a better game than that 375 stars 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 fun entertaining book to read In the beginning of the book the innovators were described in detail in Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus historical order But as the chronology approached the present day less and less space was devoted to individual innovators and to the innovations I really enjoyed an earlier book by Isaacson Benjamin Franklin An American Life In that book I really was able to understand the man andis accomplishments However this book covers too much ground and ends up being less than satisfying I ended up understanding the life of the first personality covered in the book Ada Lovelace but not much else Perhaps if the author Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) had not tried to cover every single persone considers to be an innovator and to go into depth about the most interesting biographies it might Herbier et autres collections have been better This book is going to beuge since it functions not only as a Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters history of the computer and the internet but as a treatise on innovation and collaboration I can imagine that it will be reuired reading for all kinds of people working in all varieties of business Unlikeis bio of Steve Jobs which was important as immediate The Happiest Baby on the Block history but was also understandably rushed Isaacson s new book reads like a labor of love and is much better written focused than Jobs and is thought provoking on a lot of different levels Iave already told a Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) half dozen people I work with at a Fortune 500 financial services company that this book should be reuired reading when it comes out in OctoberRarelyave a I read an ARC and felt so frustrated because I Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land have to wait for the book to come out so there are other readers with whom I can discuss it Note added 23 Feb 2017 This seems toave a lot of likes but I want to make sure that people understand that my perspective is a bit specialized The book is lively and very interesting If you want to read a provocative and detailed story of innovation this is a great choice I think the full story reuires some extra reading which I note in the review The book The Future of English Teaching Worldwide has its limitations but it s still a good readRegrettably I can t give this a great reviewIn part it depends on what you want If you want aistory of innovation from the point of view of the winners the people who created the technology we use today then this book might be for youBut I would strongly recommend that you read some other books Katie Hafner s When Wizards Stay Up Late John Markoff s What the Dormouse Said Steven Levy s HackersIsaacson Between hits all of the mainighlights of the development of digital technology from Ada Lovelace to Google In terms of new contributions Sigrid Liljeholm his treatment of Lovelace is much broader than what one normally gets ande s very good on the women who worked as programmers for Eniac and the like That s good Additionally there is new interview material that provides details that I David Starr Space Ranger haven t seen elsewhere For instance the book notes that both parents of Tim Berners Lee inventor of the web were computer programmers and that TBL was an electronics nerd as a kid The uotes from people like the founders of Google are a bit looser than usual I like thatYet there are three big problemsere1 First off this is a Crusader conspiracy Banner books history of the victors and its extremely presentist in that it privileges things that are our technology today Thus people like Jef Raskin and Ted Nelson are essentially buried Yes there are a few words on Nelson bute deserves like 10 pages and Raskin gets one mention Raskin was the true originator of the Mac The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) he deserves way credit Another example Gopher The Gopher protocol which predates the web was extremely important and arguably wouldave been useful for certain kinds of information browsing Yet another thing that is scanted as in so many An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith histories that involve computer mediated communication is the depth of social sharing on time sharing systems it was a big deal and seems to be just outside the view of mostistorians I think Isaacson s canvas is large and this would Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue have complicatedis story2 The discussion of bidirectional information transfer is very weak It comes up on p 300 with regard to *Lee Felsenstein And The *Felsenstein and the speech movement People like Felsenstein thought computer networks would change society because they might provide for broadcast from the citizen Despite the advent of blogs twitter etc the dominant model The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary has been publication as Isaacson rightly points out fromis personal experience editing Time online 420 422 But I think Isaacson makes a big mistake to not talk at significantly greater length about I magnifici dieci how bidirectionality was lost in the earlyistory of the network To be sure The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen he does get into the blogging phenomenon but it is weak because so focused on a single individual Justin Hall Anyway the concern isn t even so much about individuals contributing content but the very structure of the Internet and the policing of uploads for example your broadband provider gives you a lot less data uota for upload than download Obviously the missing figureere is Nicholas Negroponte who long advocated for true bidirectionally for communication Seashells his key case was always video out of theome so grandparents could easily send movies to their kids A similar gap to the lack of spadework to uncover the deeper interest in bidirectionally is the discussion of An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet how MosaicNetscape neverad a decent editor that might provide for easily composing web pages from the browser see p 418 This
Wasn T Just An 
t just an for the Berners Lee It was a Ruhestand fr Einsteiger howl coming from the early adopters of browsers The lack of such editors also points out limitations in the standards track andow RFCs cannot really turn the industry3 Finally the biggest argument in the book That innovation comes from teams and groups not from individuals 479 488 and elsewhere in the book That innovation comes from teams and groups not from individuals 479 488 and elsewhere ualifiers for this claim are La criminologie huge The biggie is thate means successful innovation ie innovation that Farmer Boy has gone mainstream Clearly there were plenty of team innovations that weren t absorbed by the marketplace Shouldn t we then acknowledgeow teams can fail Additionally what is meant by teams and groups isn t solid Isaacson admits as much when disrupting Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion his own claim by outlining three ways that teams were put together in the digital age 482 Sorry you can tave your lumping claim and then at the end of the book break it down You can make the claim about three modalities of team innovation at the beginning of the bo. През 2011 Уолтър Айзъксън запозна света с живота на Стив Джобс чрез биографията която се превърна в глобален феномен и стана една от най купуваните нехудожествени книги в историята на човечеството В новия си шедьовър „Иноваторите” писателят разкрива вълнуващите истории на пионерите на дигиталната революция без които не биха съществували нито Джобс нито компютрите и интернет Ако искате да научите как се раждат иновациите и как сътрудничеството е свързано с креативността „Иноваторите” ще ви завладее Какво е креативността Как визионерските идеи стават реалност„Иноваторите” е новият шедьовър от автора на биографията за Стив Джобс –Уолтър Айзъксън Книгата ни запознава с вълнуващия живот на пионерите на дигиталната революция създали компютрите и интернет Всичко. ,

Ok and then show it But pulling this canard out at the end of the book is just not fairIn sum if this is the only book you re going to read it s OK But the real story is bigger and Isaacson s take on all this is slanted and focused way too much on the technology we Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program have rather than the technologies we mightave I don t think asking for that is asking for a different book either because Isaacson is interested enough in the losers to mention them His book would Panda Bears have been immensely richer by giving them their due to the tune of perhaps 50 additional pages over the whole book A masterful tour of the creative people behind the development of computers and the digital revolution using a frame that probes the relative contributions of teamwork vs individual genius As I continually benefitted the ever increasing capabilities of computers from the 70s onward for my former science career and I enjoyed Isaacson s biography of Ben Franklin I figured I couldn t lose Plus friends praiseis skills in the Turning Points in Australian History history of science as revealed inis books on Einstein and Steve Jobs I wasn t disappointed given that Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas he inevitablyad to focus on Let Dai Vol 8 highlights and distillations to coveris intended scope His story of the pioneers An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet hackers Inventors and entrepreneurs who made the evolution possible makes for exciting reading even if you are not technically oriented That s because it s auman story mixing the personal Hoodwinked history behind the ambition and dreams and the energy of both competitive and collaborative forces The story begins with Ada Lovelace who teamed up with Babbage in Victorian England to conceive of generalized programming routines that could control a calculating machine They never built a working machine but their theoretical concepts were seminal by the time the build up toward World War 2 was driving scientists ever closer to a working computer to make calculations important for waging war Turing s innovations on code breaking machines mathematical advances by John von Neumann and adaptation of punch card programming from the textile industry for calculation routines of room sized electromechanical computers represented big breakthroughs From there it was short jump to an all electronic system based on vacuum tubes and then a big leap to faster and denser logic circuits made possible by the invention of transistors Major milestones in the form of the first multipurpose memory units the first central processing component and first program stored in memory were paralleled by advances in software languages and operating systems to translate logical operations into machine code The invention of integrated circuits made possible an exponential leap in computing power and opened the door to smaller personal computers which in turn fed into the development of spreadsheets and graphical design programs for business and games for fun and soon thereafter networking and the Internet It s all uite a dizzying progression one that changed the world And Isaacson brings to life albeit in a compressed presentation the many individuals and teams who made itappen There is no great insight in is use of a lens of collaborative vs individual contributions but it was surprising the way the combinations of skillsets played out in various accomplishments Sometime it s a mathematician and an engineer that make a successful team other times it s the addition of a people manager or business promoter that makes the difference The synergy between Gordon Moore and Andy Groves at Intel Bill Gates and Paul Allen at Microscoft and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple are just some of the obvious examples Isaacson also explores the differences and similarities of the environment of various settings of great advances including Bell Labs where the transistor was invented IBM where mainframes and business programming were developed which denied sufficient glory to women programmers like Grace Hopper Penn State where the first general purpose electromechanical computer was creates Xerox PARC where the first graphical user interface was designed and Apple Computer which married ippie chic and Silicon Valley cultures Another theme Isaacson pursues is the whole concept of artificial intelligence and thinking machines vs Lovelace s prediction that computers will forever serve to amplify
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creative capabilities The for computers to empower the individual drove many to pursue software development without the profit motive The story of Steward Brand Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce harnessing the Whole Earth Catalog andippie culture to advance this cause was fascinating The birth of shareware through the work of Stallman and Linux and the free contribution of the first web browser by Andreessen are great allmarks of that tradition worth my learning about The story of the birth and success of Wikipedia was something I knew nothing about and fun to learn about All in all I knew nothing about and fun to learn about All in all I this a solid achievement in laying out such a vast river of innovation in a coherent and stimulating progression It s so easy to forget where all these wonders came from that it s worth putting some names and personal stories to the istory In Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 his latest book Isaacson offers the reader an insightful look into the world of technology and the numerous people whose insights and innovative ideasave 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 Vida de perros his tome is to dispel the myths that urban legendsave 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 Oeuvres de Ennius Quirinus Visconti, Vol. 3 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 inis introduction some of these ideas came during The Mobius Twist, Alien Abduction and Judgement of the Human Race his research on the Steve Jobs biography the first ofis that I devoured Isaacson s desire to downplay any one person wearing the crown of inventor The Love of a King 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 isighly useful Mystery: 3 Books in One: The Rockingdown Mystery / The Rilloby Fair Mystery / The Ring-O-Bells Mystery 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 Isaacsonas unearthed proving Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement Pivotal Moments in American History 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 ofis 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 I feel bad that I joked about this book in my review of Nint. започва с графиня Ада Лъвлейс дъщерята на лорд Байрон която става първият програмист още през ХIХ век и продължава с впечатляващите личности Ванивър Буш Алан Тюринг Джон фон Нойман Джон Ликлайдър Дъг Енгелбърт Джон Атанасов Робърт Нойс Бил Гейтс Стив Возняк Стив Джобс Тим Бърнърс Лий Лари ПейджКак работи умът на гениитеАвторът увлекателно рисува идейния свят на тези изключителни новатори сменя умело гледната точка а дълбокият му личен интерес към темата калейдоскопично разкрива постепенното развитие на 10 те най съществени иновации на цифровата ера Книгата надниква в мислите на иноваторите разкрива защо са толкова изобретателни и показва как способността им да си сътрудничат ги прави още по успешниИновациите се раждат там където изкуството докосва наукатаВ наши.