- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; UK ed. edition (6 October 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1471138801
- ISBN-13: 978-1471138805
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3.6 x 13.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Paperback – Import, 6 Oct 2015
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
'Mr Isaacson excels at explaining complex concept...which make this a good history of computing for non-geeks' --The Economist
'Isaacson is the ideal narrator of the wider story, stopping at all the important stages in the digital revolution' --Literary Review
'As Matthew Winioski declared in the Washington Post: "History at this scale tends towards either encyclopaedia or determinist manifesto, a fate Isaacson avoids by using his talent for stories to shift between romance novel, operating manual, legal briefing, memoir and humanist sermon"' --The Oldie
About the Author
Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the co-author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He and his wife live in New Orleans. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Being an electronics engineer and a technology fan, it would be wrong to say that the infomation in this book is new. Most of the information can be found by Google searches and wiki pages but this book does a great job of arranging the facts and stories in a linear sequence of events under major innovations.
While reading this book you can actually see (imagine) a complex thing like today's computer industry being built layer by layer in front of you. You realise how the things that you take for granted everyday came to be and how the fundamentals of computers have remained unchanged for so many years.
The underlying theme of the book that innovation is finally a team effort whether people are in the same team or spread out across the world is brought out superbly in this book.
If you are a student or a person interested in the foundatons of the computer industry, I would highly recommend this book.
Walter Isaacson does a great job (once more) bringing together history, reality, lessons and his great writing style into a single master piece thats a walk-through into history and developments of digital age, along the way bringing together great lessons to be drawn from the stories of great Visionaries , Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Leaders and what characters/traits made them Innovators to change and disrupt our world towards betterment.
Only he could have written such a book.
It was truly special to read it.
The book has a permanent place in my collection.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews