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The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Jon Gertner

From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't bee...
Publish Date
2013-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
2013-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
4.15
ISBN
0884819703136
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
Below are my favorite books and articles about the history of computing and Silicon Valley.      source
The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovation.      source
2021-12-29T05:55:53.000Z
Some of my favorite books are on unique times in history when a group of incredibly talented people came together to build: - American Prometheus (Manhattan Project) - Dealers of Lightning (Xerox PARC) - The Idea Factory (Bell Labs) - Masters of Doom (id Software) - Skunk Works      source
2021-01-31T02:38:11.000Z
@EconDerek Excellent book and would welcome another like that      source