Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms dEre the first graphical user interface wasesigned 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 will forever serve to amplify human creative capabilities The potential for computers to empower the individual 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety drove many to pursue softwareevelopment 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 The 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 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 I loved Isaacson s Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs biographies I really really wanted to love this one In a sense this book is at least a four star book because Isaacson wants to prove a point and he succeeds no one person invented the computer or the Internet that the Alchemy Ever After digital revolution is one person building on and with the backs of others However it is that success that made this book not as enjoyable for me because Isaacson is profiling so many people several each chapter that their stories get lost one behind the other and theetails get confusing He is never truly able to My Academia do what he excels at the sloweep biography a The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes discussion of how each life event shaped the person as a whole Also even though I agree it was necessary I wasn t that interested in reading all the technicaletails of how each idea and machine was slightly ifferent than the one before it I found myself skipping those parts Maybe someone with a strong computer programming or mathematical bent would enjoy it but that s not why I read an Isaacson book One chapter soars here the first on Ada Countess of Lovelace Isaacson allows her a chapter all to herself and it s the version of his writing I know and love I would have much rather read an entire Walter Isaacson biography of Ada Lovelace But the main lesson to raw from the birth of computers is that innovation is usually a group effort involving collaboration between visionaries and engineers and that creativity comes from AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN drawing on many sources Only in storybookso inventions come like a thunderbolt or a lightbulb popping out of the head of a lone individual in a basement or garret or garage Walter Isaacson s The Innovators How a Gr Note added 23 Feb 2017 This seems to have a lot of likes but I want to make sure that people understand that my perspective is a bit specialized The book is lively and very interesting If you want to read a provocative and Ajax in Action detailed story of innovation this is a great choice I t I feel bad that I joked about this book in my review of Ninth House and made it seem like a boring read all about how transistors are made It seemed funny at the time but it was entirely misleading This book was not boring at all In fact I would say some chapters wereifficult to put ownThe Innovators is NOT a comprehensive history of all computer and Internet related technology I feel the need to stress that now It takes a very specific route from Charles Babbage to Google by way of Turing Hopper and Berners Lee a route which is about showing the major players in America s journey to the
Digital Age It Is Very Easy To Age It is very easy to it and think Wait What about so and so and whatshername and Ohmygod it s all about freaking America It s limited is what I m trying to say and Isaacson is pretty open about that from the beginning He knows he need a good 10000 pages to come close to adeuately portraying this history in full so he s stuck with a few big namesWhat he sacrifices in breadth he makes up for in Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) depth which is personally how I like my books to be This was a fascinating book about several fascinating people some of them not fascinating in a good way Though it also sent meown a number of Internet rabbit holes it has to be said I felt compelled to look something up and then would end up neck Mocktails deep within mathematical theoryI find the story of how we got from a Victorian polymath to the current ever expanding technologies of todayeeply fascinating I love how the author shows how it was such a collaborative effort It is actually impossible to truly pin Clojure In Action down who invented the computer or the Internet because it all relied on so manyifferent people s inventions and ideas I loved reading about all the ifferent influences rural tinkerers taking machines apart America s nuclear program anti establishment hippies and Ada LovelaceSay what you will but Ada Lovelace is a fascinating person Whether you give her or less of the credit for inventing computer programming she was clearly a genius and a kinda odd individual But it s just a real good story isn t it That one of the two earliest computer visionaries and programmers was a woman called Lady Lovelace the aughter of one of the two earliest computer visionaries and programmers was a woman called Lady Lovelace the aughter of other than "Lord Byron How elightful I efinitely think sometimes the amount of time " Byron How elightful I African Literature: Overview and Bibliography definitely think sometimes the amount of time to certain people had too with whether Isaacson could getread an interview with them than to how important they actually were It is odd to me that Atanasoff who never got his machine to work was given than three times as much page time as Konrad Zuse who built the world s first programmable computer It also reads a little strange when Isaacson skims over the Manchester Baby the world s first electronic stored program computerBut I m nitpicking I really enjoyed reading The Innovators and learning about all these incredible people I was especially glad that Isaacson gave the female programmers the attention they Aliens Rogue Aliens deserved Many peopleon t know this but almost all of the first computer programmers were women because men Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect didn t realise the importance of software andespite working hard on machines like the ENIAC they were still excluded from men only celebratory events Glad to see them given names and voices in this bookI liked this so much I think I ll read Leonardo a Vinci soon Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. 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.
Download The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution42 StarsReaders can infer a number of salient points from this excellent history of igital innovation but the main takeaway for me was this innovative ideas are like Money Blues to Blue Money digestive systems nothing comes from them unless they get a big push from an assholeOkay so the author would probably suggest that his REAL overarching theme is that innovation isriven not by lone geniuses but by collaborative teams that provide an ideal mix of vision engineering and execution but hey that Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 doesn t mean that the aforementioned point is NOT true see for example Jobs Steve In tracing the path of keyigital innovations from bulky room size computers that could crunch Alchemy for Women differential euations at astonishing speeds to sleek personal computers and from proprietary government funded interconnected academic networks to the all you can eat porn buffet of today s Internet Isaacson persuasively hammers home that theme More intriguingly however he suggests that these innovations wereriven not by pure technologists but by people who understood the need to balance technical proficiency with an appreciation and application of the arts From Ada Lovelace First Lady of Computing offspring of that rapscallion Lord Byron all around saucy minx to the aforementioned Steve Jobs intuitive Alchemy Martial Supreme design genius turtleneck aficionado colossal a hole the people who have led us into theigital age have understood that both poetry and mathematical euations are eually if Nicholas Flamels First Codex differently beautiful Given that I m the type of person Isaacson gently scolds in his conclusion that is a humanities person who takes pride in his lack of math aptitude this idea is what resonated with me the most Reading this book made me yearn to pick up a physics textbook and try to crack the code of the universe to understand the beauty of algebraic expression to see the art that goes into a perfect line of code Isaacson is a tremendous chronicler of history I strongly recommend his elouent and insightful Benjamin Franklin An American Life as well as his engaging Einstein His Life and Universe and while this hopscotch sort of narrativeoesn t afford him the same opportunity to Alien diveeeply into his subjects as he Agriculture in Qajar Iran does in his magnificent biographies heoes his themes justice even if he leaves you wanting a little bit about certain individuals It also makes you want Mountain Dew candy bars and pizza you know the staples of the coder African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 diet 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 reuired reading 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 rushed Isaacson s new book reads like a labor of love and is much better written focused than Jobs and is thought provoking on a lot ofifferent levels I have already told a half À quoi rêvent les algorithmes dozen people I work with at a Fortune 500 financial services company that this book should be reuired reading when it comes out in OctoberRarely have a I read an ARC and felt so frustrated because I have to wait for the book to come out so there are other readers with whom I caniscuss it In his latest book Isaacson offers the reader an insightful look into the world of technology and the numerous people whose insights and innovative ideas have changed the world in which we live While not the biography of any one person Isaacson personifies technology and offers stories related to its branches from the early speculative ideas of Ada Loveless around a mechanical calculating BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) device through to theawn of Wikipedia and mass user self editing Isaacson travels through time specifically since the pre WWII era to the present to offer tales of innovative ideas that built on one another Things the reader would take for granted become major events and received excellent backstories One thing Isaacson Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse does throughout his tome is toispel the myths that urban legends have spun into faux realities including Al Gore inventing the internet He further lays the premise that the entire book should be taken as a set of technological building blocks one Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups device or idea connecting to the next such that there are not true inventors but strict innovators who seek to add a niche to a larger conversation that takes place in an evolutionary reality Those who seek to claim inventor status are uashed in Isaacson s narrative and by the scores of men and women who have added to the technological uilt Any reader with a curiosity surrounding technology should invest time in this book though be somewhat leery of some technical jargon that can weighown the narrative for the laypersonAs Isaacson presents in his introduction
some of these ideasof these ideas came Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics during his research on the Steve Jobs biography the first of that Ievoured Isaacson s Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides desire toownplay any one person wearing the crown of inventor he passes out the praise to all those who played a role in their own way and Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family does so in an effective manner The narrative flows nicely even if it is weighedown with jargon in spots This jargon is highly useful however as it Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel depicts theegree to which many of the actors were ensconced in their fields The reader can read or listen in awe to all that Isaacson has unearthed proving how interconnected something as routine as internet access and application usage Perhaps one of the best and most varied of the biographical pieces I ve read of his Isaacson Uprising Emerge Series does a stellar job in presentation content andetailKudos Mr Isaacson for this great piece I cannot wait what or who you tackle next for the reader to absorbLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at 2nd read 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 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 computers1st read 10162014 10262014What a pleasure An ab. През 2011 Уолтър Айзъксън запозна света с живота на Уолтър Айзъксън запозна света с живота на Джобс чрез биографията която се превърна в глобален феномен и стана една от най купуваните нехудожествени книги в историята на човечеството В новия си шедьовър „Иноваторите” писателят разкрива вълнуващите истории на пионерите на дигиталната революция без които не биха съществували нито Джобс нито компютрите и интернет Ако искате да научите как се раждат иновациите и как сътрудничеството е свързано с креативността „Иноваторите” ще ви завладее Какво е креативността Как визионерските идеи стават реалност„Иноваторите” е новият шедьовър от автора на биографията за Стив Джобс –Уолтър Айзъксън Книгата ни запознава с вълнуващия живот на пионерите на дигиталната революция създали компютрите и интернет Всичко. .CAME DURING HIS RESEARCH ON THEduring his research on the Jobs biography the first of
Solute pleasure of a readThis 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 radios 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 reading the portion on Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) 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 and reread the sections and I felt better about my understanding of the history and the scienceIsaacson is great at bringing these hackers and geeks to life Alan Turin Grace Hopper Vannevar Bush John Mauchly Ev Williams A lot of new heroes were brought to life for me reading this book I recommend this to anyone who has ever felt that gnawing feeling about not uite understanding the basics about the Dare To Be Hero digital world that surrounds us For me this was a great tour that inspired me toig eeper into some of the science and appreciate of the historySome ket takeaways1 One theme present in most of the breakthroughs was a form of collaboration or batting around of ideas Sparks come from ideas rubbing against each other rather than as bolts right out of the blue That is the way that good ideas often blossom a bumblebee brings half an idea from one realm and pollinates another fertile realm filled with half formed innovations 2 As Vannevar Bush points out there is strength in the triangle of military industrial and academic research The government should fund and help enhance hybrid research centers that emulate Bell Labs RAND Stanford Research Institute and Xerox PARC Basic research is a necessity for continued breakthrough innovation On top of all this the crowd open source is a necessary competitor with private tech This is a healthy rivalry and moves us forward3 The best innovators are the ones that stand at the intersection of the arts and the sciences 4 Electronsprotons AndOr gates with iodes and resistors are the basic building blocs of all of our The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature digitalevices To this very moment that is the way every single Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers digitalevice on the planet works at its most basic level Steve WozniakOnce you ve made something with wire and nails when someone says a chip or circuit has a relay you feel confident using it because you know you could make one Now kids get a MacBook and regard it as an appliance They treat it like a refrigerator and expect it to be filled with good things but they Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations don t know how it works Theyon t fully understand what I knew and my parents knew which was what you could The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance do with a computer was limited only by your imagination Tim Berners Lee5 Social and collaboration is the under riding theme of the internet and personal computer Starting with The Well through to The basic premise of this book is that innovators and inventorso not create new concepts solo They are almost always collaborators A masterful tour of the creative people behind the A New Reader's Guide to African Literature development of computers and theigital revolution using a frame that probes the relative contributions of teamwork vs individual genius As I continually benefitted the ever increasing capabilities of computers from the 70s onward for my former science career and I enjoyed Isaacson s biography of Ben Franklin I figured I couldn t lose Plus friends praise his skills
In The History Of Sciencethe history of science revealed in his books on Einstein and Steve Jobs I wasn t Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 disappointed given that he inevitably had to focus on highlights andistillations to cover his intended scope His story of the pioneers hackers Inventors and entrepreneurs who made the evolution possible makes for exciting reading even if you are not technically oriented That s because it s a human story mixing the personal history behind the ambition and Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today 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 routines that could control a calculating machine They never built a working machine but their theoretical concepts were seminal by the time the build up toward World War 2 wasriving 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 routines of room sized electromechanical computers represented big breakthroughs From there it was short jump to an all electronic system based on vacuum tubes and then a big leap to faster and BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) 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 theoor to smaller personal computers which in turn fed into the Digital Griots development of spreadsheets and graphicalesign programs for business and games for fun and soon thereafter networking and the Internet
It s all uite a izzying progression one that changed the world And Isaacson brings tos all uite a izzying progression one that changed the world And Isaacson brings to 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 The Future of Academic Freedom 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 theifferences and similarities of the environment of various settings of great advances including Bell Labs where the transistor was invented IBM where mainframes and business programming were Agricultural Machinery Mechanization developed whichenied sufficient glory to women programmers like Grace Hopper Penn State where the first general purpose were Rethinking American Womens Activism developed whichenied sufficient glory to women programmers like Grace Hopper Penn State where the first general purpose computer was creates Xerox PARC wh. 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.