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The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation / Jon Gertner.

Author/Creator:
Gertner, Jon.
Publication:
New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Bell Telephone Laboratories -- History -- 20th century.
Telecommunication -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Creative ability -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Inventors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
Highlights achievements of Bell Labs as a leading innovator, exploring the role of its highly educated employees in developing new technologies while considering the qualities of companies where innovation and development are most successful.
Contents:
Introduction: Wicked problems
Oil drops
West to East
System
War
Solid state
House of magic
The informationist
Man and machines
Formula
Silicon
Empire
An instigator
On Crawford Hill
Futures, real and imagined
Mistakes
Competition
Apart
Afterlives
Inheritance
Echoes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-412) and index.
ISBN:
9781594203282
1594203288
OCLC:
733230713
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