From the 70s nward for my former science career and I enjoyed Isaacson s biography Fire of Ben Franklin I figured I couldn t lose Plus friends praise his skills in the historyf science as revealed in his books Pack Balance on Einstein and Steve Jobs I wasn t disappointed given that he inevitably had to focusn highlights and distillations to cover his intended scope His story The Bootlegger's Other Daughter of the pioneers hackers Inventors and entrepreneurs who made the evolution possible makes for exciting reading even if you are not technicallyriented That s because it s a human story mixing the pers In his latest book Isaacson Fundação e Império offers the reader an insightful look into the worldf technology and the numerous people whose insights and innovative ideas have changed the world in which we live While not the biography La Battaglia: Guelfi E Ghibellini a Campaldino Nel Sabato Di San Barnaba of anyne person Isaacson personifies technology and ffers stories related to its branches from the early speculative ideas f Ada Loveless around a mechanical calculating device through to the dawn f Wikipedia and mass user self editing Isaacson travels through time specifically since the pre WWII era to the present to ffer tales Exodus: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching of innovative ideas that builtn Pérez and Martina: A Puerto Rican Folktale 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 setf technological building blocks The Man of Shadows one devicer 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 The Infidelity Chain 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 leeryf some technical jargon that can weigh down the narrative for the laypersonAs Isaacson presents in his introduction some Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend of these ideas came during his researchn the Steve Jobs biography the first Rosto de Caveira, Os Filhos da Noite e outros contos of his that I devoured Isaacson s desire to downplay anyne person wearing the crown Fatherland of inventor he passesut the praise to all those who played a role in their Firetalking 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 manyf the actors were ensconced in their fields The reader can read Big Sky Daddy or listen in awe to all that Isaacson has unearthed proving how interconnected something as routine as internet access and application usage Perhapsne A Special Bull of the best and most variedf the biographical pieces I ve read Hangin with the Hombeez: Hollyhive Hunnie of his Isaacson does a stellar job in presentation content and detailKudos Mr Isaacson for this great piece I cannot wait whatr who you tackle next for the reader to absorbLikehate the review An ever growing collection Diritto all'oblio, dovere della memoria ofthers appears at I feel bad that I joked about this book in my review Mists Over Mosley 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 historyf 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 Gods of Aberdeen 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 prettypen 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 Monsieur Linh and His Child of them not fascinating in a good way Though it also sent me down a numberf 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 Destino of how we got from a Victorian polymath to the current ever expanding technologiesf 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 down who invented the From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India or the Internet because it all reliedn 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 La felicità è un muscolo volontario or lessf the credit for inventing computer programming she was clearly a genius and a kinda dd individual But it s just a real good story isn t it That ne Red Blooded Murder of the two earliest computer visionaries and programmers was a woman called Lady Lovelace the daughterf none ther than Lord Byron How delightful I definitely think sometimes the amount f 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 The Third Policeman 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 skimsver 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 Mixed Blood of the first computer programmers were women because men didn t realise the importancef software and despite working hard Un contratto conveniente on machines like the ENIAC they were still excluded from mennly 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 La tavola fiamminga one In a sense this book is at least a four star book because Isaacson wants to prove a point and he succeeds none person invented the computer Cracked Dreams or the Internet that the digital revolution isne person building n and with the backs f Novelle Rusticane 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 lostne behind the ther 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 discussion f how each life 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 Toy Box: Silk of how each idea and machine was slightly different than thene before it I found myself skipping those parts Maybe someone with a strong computer programming A Great Big Shining Star or mathematical bent would enjoy it but that s not why I read an Isaacson book One chapter soars here the firstn Ada Countess Rail-Trails Midwest Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin of Lovelace Isaacson allows her a chapter all to herself and it s the versionf his writing I know and love I would have much rather read an entire Walter Isaacson biography Reformation Sketches: Insights Into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions of Ada Lovelace 2nd read 1082016 10132016Rereading this book was just slightly less entertaining than the first time through I loved hearing the storiesf collaboration The Witches of Gloucester outright copying business machinations and cool co. Fail The Innovators is a masterly sagaf collaborative genius destined to be the standard history To Live Out Loud 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 createdur current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush Alan Turing John von Neumann JCR Licklider Dou. ,
Mbinations Brodsky Utkin of art and technology I really like the whole Shockley Noyce transistor microchip era And then the sectionn the early homebrew groups contending ideologically with Gates and Jobs is good too Isaacson s Manuela Color Canela = Manuela, Color of Cinnamon overt theses are that collaboration not isolated geniuses account for progress and innovation Secondly he makes a case for why artificial intelligencecomputing combined with human intelligence is much powerful than just computers1st read 10162014 10262014What a pleasure An absolute pleasuref a readThis book is all about the history f computing and the people behind it all There was a time when kids grew up taking apart and putting together HAM radios and getting chemistry sets with cubes f germanium inside This book made me a bit jealous Why Not Call It Cow Juice of that basic understandingf technology and I have to admit that after the reading the portion My Side of the Story on diodes semiconductors and microchips I spent an entire Saturdaynline learning about the basic physics and chemistry involved in that process Then I went back and reread the sections and I felt better about my understanding After the Flood of the history and the scienceIsaacson is great at bringing these hackers and geeks to life Alan Turin Grace Hopper Vannevar Bush John Mauchly Ev Williams A lotf new heroes were brought to life for me reading this book I d recommend this to anyone who has ever felt that gnawing feeling about not uite understanding the basics about the digital world that surrounds us For me this was a great tour that inspired me to dig deeper into some Open Secrets: Stories of the science and appreciatef the historySome ket takeaways1 One theme present in most Stop Bullying Me! of the breakthroughs was a formf collaboration Maddie Inherits a Cowboy or batting aroundf ideas Sparks come from ideas rubbing against each Still Alice other rather than as bolts rightut Rasputin of the blue That is the way that good ideasften blossom a bumblebee brings half an idea from Royal Heirs Required one realm and pollinates another fertile realm filled with half formed innovations 2 As Vannevar Bush pointsut there is strength in the triangle Hag's Nook of military industrial and academic research The government should fund and help enhance hybrid research centers that emulate Bell Labs RAND Stanford Research Institute and Xerox PARC Basic research is a necessity for continued breakthrough innovation On topf all this the crowd pen source is a necessary competitor with private tech This is a healthy rivalry and moves us forward3 The best innovators are the nes that stand at the intersection A misteriosa chama da rainha Loana of the arts and the sciences 4 Electronsprotons AndOr gates with diodes and resistors are the basic building blocsf all 年下彼氏の恋愛管理癖 [Toshishita Kareshi no Renai Kanriguse] ofur digital devices To this very moment that is the way every single digital device Slippery When Wet on the planet works at its most basic level Steve WozniakOnce you ve made something with wire and nails when someone says a chipr circuit has a relay you feel confident using it because you know you could make Julius Caesar: The Life and Times of the People’s Dictator one Now kids get a MacBook and regard it as an appliance They treat it like a refrigerator and expect it to be filled with good things but they don t know how it works They don t fully understand what I knew and my parents knew which was what you could do with a computer was limitednly by your imagination Tim Berners Lee5 Social and collaboration is the under riding theme Die Schnapsstadt of the internet and personal computer Starting with The Well through to Medium today6 The internet could ve been radically different if it would ve been established with two way links Look at pages 418 4197 The most productive teams are those that brought together teams with a wide arrayf expertise both theoretical and applied8 Physical proximity is always best people should have to bump into each La fortuna dei Wise other and rubff Thunderbolts: Justice, Like Lightning... on eachther9 If you want to make money it s all about execution Pretty good ideas are a dime a dozen and even brilliant ideas are not worth much if you can t get your team to build it rightThings I d like to rememberMan Vannevar Bush is cool Read his As We May Think article from 1945 It s kind By Pike and Dyke :A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic of like the manual for everything that happenedver the next sixty years and I bet there are still dozens Medioevo «superstizioso» of his predictions still waiting to be executedn When I got a copy Death of a Dreamer of Vannevar Bush s As We May Thing I said to myself Yep there it is He figured itut Bush envisioned the Internet as fully as you could given that you didn t have digital computers Marc AndreessenThe science behind a diode and a semiconductor is super tricky I spent six hours last Saturday reading and watching Youtube videos about silicon germanium boron arsenic pnp npn diodes electricity and a triodesemiconductor I still would like to see a big The Beloved Scoundrel one in action and get a walk throughf a real life example Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon of how it stores a charge and how that charge can be used for Boolean logic processing because I don t fully understand it yet My kids should learn about electronics by playing with radios and transistorsMy kids should get to play with safe chemicalsMy kids should learn to code with an Arduinor whatever the euivalent is when they are Il Barça old enoughMy kids should be aroundther kids that are making things robots programs etcSend kids to a Montessori school both Sergey Brin and Larry Page attribute their early growth to Montessori schooling than their
styleKids should learn physics Kids should get exposure to the arts and should be encouraged to embrace the not Italian Phrase Book one particular street Allf the above things that my kids should learn should be things I know about and can do with them Atlantean Shoulders Fit to Bear John MiltonThis is a grand and gratifying Lovesong (Green Creek overviewf the innovators who have played a major role in forging today s dynamic technology and The Countess our high tech society with its main focusn the last 80 r so yearsWalter Isaacson who has written bios f Jobs and Einstein has the brilliant ability to research comprehend of Jobs and Einstein has the brilliant ability to research comprehend assimilate all this intriguing and highly complex information and transform it into an inuisitive and fascinating look at Kelttiläistarinoita our technological Innovators coherent and clear enough for the average reader to understand AND enjoy I took away a much informed perspectivef how we got here and a distinct reverence for the innovators in the text and generally for the human capacity for incredible intellect and curiosity as well as ur enduring and limitless creativityThe following uote gives the best verview in my Uomini ad Auschwitz: Storia del più famigerato campo di sterminio nazista opinionf the book to an average reader such as IMost Roma Noir of the successful innovators and entrepreneurs in this book hadne thing in common they were product people They cared about and deeply understood the engineering and design They were not primarily marketers A History of the Crusades, Volumes I, II and III (Boxed Set) or salesmenr financial types when such folks took Love is the Enemy over companies it wasften to the detriment Exhalation of sustained innovation When the sales guys run the company the product guys don t matter so much and a lotf them just turn Galileo off Jobs said Larry Page felt the same The best leaders are those with the deepest understandingf the engineering and product designAnother lesson Oglinda salvata of the digital age is asld as Aristotle Man is a social animal What else could explain CB and ham radios r their successors such as WhatsApp and Twitter Almost every digital tool whether designed for it r not was commandeered by humans for a social purpose to create communities facilitate communication collaborate Nemico on projects and enable social networking Even the personal computer which wasriginally embraced as a tool for individual creativity inevitably led to the rise Cannella e polvere da sparo of modemsnline services and eventually Facebook Flickr and Foursuare Machines by contrast are not social animals They don t join Facebook f their wn volition nor seek companionship for its wn sake Despite all f the proclamations f artificial intelligence engineers andparents styleKids should learn physics Kids should get exposure to the arts and should be encouraged to embrace the
Internet Sociologists Digital Toolssociologists digital tools no personalities intentions r desires They are what we make DOGA AST of them This book is due all exceptional acclai. G Engelbart Robert Noyce Bill Gates Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs Tim Berners Lee and Larry Page This is the storyf how their minds worked and what made them so inventive It’s also a narrative Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) of how their ability to collaborate and master the artf 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 f the digital age” The New York Time. .
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But the main lesson to draw from the birth Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition of computers is that innovation is usually a group effort involving collaboration between visionaries and engineers and that creativity comes from drawingn many sources Only in storybooks do inventions come like a thunderbolt Pentimento or a lightbulb poppingut La maga delle spezie of the headf a lone individual in a basement The Last Testament or garretr garage Walter Isaacson s The Innovators How a Group f Hackers Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution is an enjoyable and worthy study f an Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear oftentimesverlooked history There were several things I appreciated about Isaacson s approach Echoing the uote above there is a consistent theme in this book about how nerdy talent was gathered to generate ideas and power innovation Hearing about the eccentricities The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults of this nerdy talent was sometimes as interesting as the innovations themselves I also liked that Isaacson began with Ada Lovelace the daughterf Lord Byron and didn t just drop her in the first chapter but found ways to show how her contributions are still relevant Finally there was nearly a whole chapter Gaudi on Pong No way anybody could come up with a better game than that 375 stars The basic premisef this book is that innovators and inventors do not create new concepts solo They are almost always collaborators But there is not a surplus The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 of collaboration described in this book This was a fun entertaining book to read In the beginningf the book the innovators were described in detail in historical Astrología para principiantes orde This book is going to be huge since it functions notnly as a history Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief of the computer and the internet but as a treatisen innovation and collaboration I can imagine that it will be reuired reading for all kinds No Puedo Perderte of people working in all varietiesf business Unlike his bio In Every Heartbeat of Steve Jobs which was important as immediate history but was also understandably rushed Isaacson s new book reads like a laborf love and is much better written focused than Jobs and is thought provoking The Seraphim Code on a lotf different levels I have already told a half dozen people I work with at a Fortune 500 financial services company that this book should be reuired reading when it comes Sortemesse out in OctoberRarely have a I read an ARC and felt so frustrated because I have to wait for the book to comeut so there are La fabbrica di cioccolato other readers with whom I can discuss it Note added 23 Feb 2017 This seems to have a lotf 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 Klara with A K of innovation this is a great choice I think the full story reuires some extra reading which I note in the review The book has its limitations but it s still a good readRegrettably I can t give this a great reviewIn part it dependsn what you want If you want a history Serving Sera of innovation from the pointf view Samurai! 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 somether books Katie Hafner s When Wizards Stay Up Late John Markoff s What the Dormouse Said Steven Levy s HackersIsaacson hits all La meglio gioventù of the main highlightsf the development f digital technology from Ada Lovelace to Google In terms f new contributions his treatment Solea of Lovelace is much broader than whatne normally gets and he s very good By the Light of the Moon 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 haven t seen elsewhere For instance the book notes that both parentsf Tim Berners Lee inventor Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep of the web were computer programmers and that TBL was an electronics nerd as a kid The uotes from people like the foundersf Google are a bit looser than usual I like thatYet there are three big problems here1 First Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) off this is a historyf the victors and its extremely presentist in that it privileges things that are ur technology today Thus people like Jef Raskin and Ted Nelson are essentially buried Yes there are a few words n Nelson but he deserves like 10 pages and Raskin gets Morte a credito one mention Raskin was the trueriginator OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of the Mac he deserves way credit Another example Gopher The Gopher protocol which predates the web was extremely important and arguably would have been useful for certain kindsf information browsing Yet another thing that is scanted as in so many histories that involve computer mediated communication is the depth f social sharing n time sharing systems it was a big deal and seems to be just Mill Hill outside the viewf most historians I think Isaacson s canvas is large and this would have complicated his story2 The discussion Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost of bidirectional information transfer is very weak It comes upn p 300 with regard to Lee Felsenstein and the free speech movement People like Felsenstein thought computer networks would change society because they might provide for broadcast from the citizen Despite the advent This Poison Will Remain of blogs twitter etc the dominant model has been publication as Isaacson rightly pointsut from his personal experience editing Time Un eroe dei nostri tempi online 420 422 But I think Isaacson makes a big mistake to not talk at significantly greater length about how bidirectionality was lost in the early historyf the network To be sure he does get into the blogging phenomenon but it is weak because so focused n a single individual Justin Hall Anyway the concern isn t even so much about individuals contributing content but the very structure f the Internet and the policing f uploads for example your broadband provider gives you a but the very structure f the Internet and the policing The Secret of the Glass of uploads for example your broadband provider gives you a less data uota for upload than download Obviously the missing figure here is Nicholas Negroponte who long advocated for true bidirectionally for communication his key case was always videout Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes of the home so grandparents could easily send movies to their kids A similar gap to the lackf spadework to uncover the deeper interest in bidirectionally is the f how MosaicNetscape never had a decent lack f spadework to uncover the deeper in bidirectionally is the discussion Lions and Tigers and Snares of how MosaicNetscape never had a decent that might provide for easily composing web pages from the browser see p 418 This wasn t just an issue for the Berners Lee It was a howl coming from the early adoptersf browsers The lack f such editors also points ut limitations in the standards track and how 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 The ualifiers for this claim are huge The biggie is that he means successful innovation ie innovation that has gone mainstream Clearly there were plenty Fox Play of team innovations that weren t absorbed by the marketplace Shouldn t we then acknowledge how teams can fail Additionally what is meant by teams and groups isn t solid Isaacson admits as much when disrupting hiswn claim by Star Wars: Lando outlining three ways that teams were put together in the digital age 482 Sorry you can t have your lumping claim and then at the endf the book break it down You can make the claim about three modalities Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture of team innovation at the beginningf the book and then show it But pulling this canard ut at the end f the book is just not fairIn sum if this is the Aria Appassionata only book you re going to read it s OK But the real story is bigger and Isaacson s taken all this is slanted and focused way too much n the technology we have rather than the technologies we might have 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 have been immensely richer by giving them their due to the tune f perhaps 50 additional pages The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer over the whole book A masterful tourf the creative people behind the development Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded of computers and the digital revolution using a frame that probes the relative contributionsf teamwork vs individual genius As I continually benefitted the ever increasing capabilities Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 of computers. Following his blockbuster biographyf 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 Caught in the Net 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 andthers.