The Idea Factory
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
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...
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