About the Book
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacsons revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innova-tion really happens.
What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepre-neurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?
In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord By-rons daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Tu-ring, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engel-bart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page.
About the Author
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chair-man of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs, Einstein - His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin - An American Life and Kissinger - A Biography and the coauthor of The Wise Men - Six Friends and the World They Made.