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

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

Following his blockbuster biography of 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 of the people who created the computer and the Internet.

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?… (more)

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This is the defining story of our era, and it’s here told lucidly, thrillingly and – because the bright ideas generally occur to human beings with the quirks, flaws and foibles that accompany overdeveloped intellect – above all, amusingly.

he is a kindred spirit to the visionaries and enthusiasts who speed us so thrillingly into the technological future.

At the end of his masterful book, Isaacson strikes a note of uncertainty about whether progress in artificial intelligence will ever reach “singularity,” a term for the moment in which machines become smarter than humans and can program themselves to be even smarter.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9781476708706

Page count: 560 pages

File size: 47 MB

Language: English


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