Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
In "The Innovators" it is not one person, but the fairly complete history of computers, from the initial concept of a computer by a brilliant 19th Century woman, through the steps toward invention and finally to where we are today. He weaves in the contrast of outcomes between brilliant loners and teams of brilliant people. To not give too much away, no matter how bright the single individual, the great idea seldom got far enough to reach a broader audience. The computers and supporting systems we have today came from teams.
At the beginning of the book, I'd read for a while and put it down, even though that section was interesting. The further into the book I got, the longer the segments. By the last 100 pages or so the book flew by. It's that kind of book. Everyone in the family will love this.
Posted by Becky at 9:14 AM