The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution tells about the computer history during the start of the 21st century. Basically, it is a biography of the most pertinent people in the development of the computing industry since the 1800s. The book also includes personal interviews with some of the important persons in computing after Altair. In addition, it also offers information how computer innovations had paved the way for digital revolution.
The book is filled with information concerning the development of the computing industry. If a history and computer buff, the readers will like how the book progress from the construction of Lovelace and Babbage’s computer, to Hollerith’s punch card tabulator to Lord Kelvin and James Thomson’s ‘harmonic synthesizer’ until they reach the modern era of computers. It will also be fascinating for them to know something about the more recent innovators in computer technology like Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, Linus Torvalds and Tim Berners-Lee and many more. Furthermore, the book contains sections about more specific technologies like the computer, programming, the microchip, video games, the internet, personal computer, software and the web. There are also photographs that complement the information indicated in the book.
Some people may have technical issues on how the author wrote the book. For starters, some people who reviewed the book claimed that some important people and points in the history of computer are missing or lack detailed discussion. For some, they think that the book is purely biographical and is not compelling enough to the readers. There are also people who have noticed that some of the things mentioned in the book are not actually correct. Lastly, some claim that the content of the book deviates from what its title insinuates.
In The Innovators, Walter Isaacson tells the story of the development of the computer and internet as well as the people behind it. It entails how digital revolution came to be as it discusses the lives of the pioneers of computer technology. The book gives the readers a sneak-peek on how such people came up with their sometimes unusual ideas and how such ideas rolled out the red carpet for the glory that was the modern computer technology.