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The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation
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The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation / Jon Gertner.
422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2012"--title verso.
Introduction: Wicked problems -- Part 1 ---- 1 Oil drops -- 2 West to East -- 3 System -- 4 War -- 5 Solid State -- 6 House of Magic -- 7 The informations -- 8 Man and machine -- 9 Formula -- 10 Silicon -- 11 Empire -- Part 2 ---- 12 An instigator -- 13 On Crawford Hill -- 14 Futures, real and imagined -- 15 Mistakes -- 16 Competition -- 17 Apart -- 18 Afterlives -- 19 Inheritance -- 20 Echoes -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes and amplifications -- Sources -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-the official research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From transistors and fiber optics to lasers and cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs. In this definitive narrative of one of the greatest collaborations between science, business, and society in American history, John Gertner relates a deeply human story of extraordinary men who were given extraordinary means-time, space, funds, and access to one another-and lain the foundations of the information age.
Bell Telephone Laboratories--History.
Technological innovations--United States--History--20th century.
Creative ability--United States--History--20th century.
Inventors--United States--History--20th century.
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