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

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

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Ts and distillations to cover his intended scope His story of the pioneers hackers Inventors and entrepreneurs who made the evolution possible makes for exciting eading even if you are not technically oriented That s because it s a human story mixing the personal history behind the ambition and dreams and the energy of both competitive and collaborative forces The story begins with Ada Lovelace who teamed up with Babbage in Victorian England to conceive of generalized programming outines that could control a calculating machine They never built a working machine but their conceive of generalized programming outines that could control a calculating machine They never built a working machine but their concepts were seminal by the time the build up toward World War 2 was driving scientists ever closer to a working computer to make calculations important for waging war Turing s innovations on code breaking machines mathematical advances by John von Neumann and adaptation of punch card programming from the textile industry for calculation Sisi: Empress on Her Own routines ofoom sized electromechanical computers epresented big breakthroughs From there it was short jump to an all electronic system based on vacuum tubes
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then a big to faster and denser logic circuits made possible by the invention of transistors Major milestones in the form of the first multipurpose memory units the first central processing component and first program stored in memory were paralleled by advances in software languages and operating systems to translate logical operations into machine code The invention of integrated circuits made possible an exponential leap in computing power and opened the door to smaller personal computers which in turn fed into the development of spreadsheets and graphical design programs for business and games for fun and soon thereafter networking and the Internet It s all uite a dizzying progression one that changed the world And Isaacson brings to life albeit in a compressed presentation the many individuals and teams who made it happen There is no great insight in his use of a lens of collaborative vs individual contributions but it was surprising the way the combinations of skillsets played out in various accomplishments Sometime it s a mathematician and an engineer that make a successful team other times it s the addition of a people manager or business promoter that makes the difference The synergy between Gordon Moore and Andy Groves at Intel Bill Gates and Paul Allen at Microscoft and Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple are just some of the obvious examples Isaacson also explores the differences and similarities of the environment of various obvious examples Isaacson also explores the differences and similarities of the environment of various of great advances including Bell Labs where the transistor was invented IBM where mainframes and business programming were developed which denied sufficient glory to women programmers like Grace Hopper Penn State where the first general purpose electromechanical computer wa. започва с графиня Ада Лъвлейс дъщерята на лорд Байрон която става първият програмист още през ХIХ век и продължава с впечатляващите личности Ванивър Буш Алан Тюринг Джон фон Нойман Джон Ликлайдър Дъг Енгелбърт Джон Атанасов Робърт Нойс Бил Гейтс Стив Возняк Стив Джобс Тим Бърнърс Лий Лари ПейджКак работи умът на гениитеАвторът увлекателно рисува идейния свят на тези изключителни новатори сменя умело гледната точка а дълбокият му личен интерес към темата калейдоскопично разкрива постепенното развитие на 10 те най съществени иновации на цифровата ера Книгата надниква в мислите на иноваторите разкрива защо са толкова изобретателни и показва как способността им да си сътрудничат ги прави още по успешниИновациите се раждат там където изкуството докосва наукатаВ наши. S creates Xerox PARC where the first graphical user interface was designed and Apple Computer which married hippie chic and Silicon Valley cultures Another theme Isaacson pursues is the whole concept of artificial intelligence *AND THINKING MACHINES VS LOVELACE S PREDICTION THAT COMPUTERS * thinking machines vs Lovelace s prediction that computers forever serve to amplify human creative capabilities The potential for computers to empower the individual drove many to pursue software development without the profit motive The story of Steward Brand harnessing the Whole Earth Catalog and hippie culture to advance this cause was fascinating The birth of shareware through the work of Stallman and Linux and the free contribution of the first web browser by Andreessen are great hallmarks of that Tradition Worth My Learning About worth my learning about story of the birth and success of Wikipedia was something I knew nothing about and fun to learn about All in all I found this a solid achievement in laying out such a vast The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity river of innovation in a coherent and stimulating progression It s so easy to forget where all these wonders came from that it s worth putting some names and personal stories to the history 2ndead 1082016 10132016Rereading this book was just slightly less entertaining than the first time through I loved hearing the stories of collaboration outright copying business machinations and cool combinations of art and technology I The Life of Samuel Johnson really like the whole Shockley Noyce transistor microchip era And then the section on the early homebrew groups contending ideologically with Gates and Jobs is good too Isaacson s 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 computers1stead 10162014 10262014What a pleasure An absolute pleasure of a eadThis book is all about the history of computing and the people behind it all There was a time when kids grew up taking apart and putting together HAM adios and getting chemistry sets with cubes of germanium inside This book made me a bit jealous of that basic understanding of technology and I have to admit that after the A Wizard in Love reading the portion on diodes semiconductors and microchips I spent an entire Saturday online learning about the basic physics and chemistry involved in that process Then I went back anderead the sections and I felt better about my understanding of the history and the scienceI This book is going to be huge since it functions not only as a history of the computer and the internet but as a treatise on innovation and collaboration I can imagine that it will be euired eading for all kinds of people working in all varieties of business Unlike his bio of Steve Jobs which was important as immediate history but was also understandably Tigers in Normandy rushed Isaacson s new. дни иновациите креативността и съвместната работа са ключът към успеха във всяко начинание а „Иноваторите” показва какъв път е извървян за да се стигне до тази истина Потопил се за няколко години в житейските истории на тези гениални изобретатели Айзъксън майсторски разкрива как в екип където приоритет са познанията творческият размах и споделянето на идеи се раждат великите откриватели и артистите на бъдещето Уолтър Айзъксън е автор на биографиите на Стив Джобс Айнщайн Кисинджър и Бенджамин Франклин а в съавторство с Еван Томас е написал „Мъдрите хора Шестима приятели и създаденият от тях свят” Има дългогодишен опит като председател на CNN и отговорен редактор на списание Time а понастоящем е изпълнителен директор на „Аспен”Живее със съпругата си във Вашингтон.