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'Mr Isaacson excels at explaining complex concept...which make this a good history of computing for non-geeks' --The Economist
'Isaacson is the ideal narrator of the wider story, stopping at all the important stages in the digital revolution' --Literary Review
'As Matthew Winioski declared in the Washington Post: "History at this scale tends towards either encyclopaedia or determinist manifesto, a fate Isaacson avoids by using his talent for stories to shift between romance novel, operating manual, legal briefing, memoir and humanist sermon"' --The Oldie --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and 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. He lives in Washington, DC. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Great whistlestop history of the milestones that have allowed us to reach great heights as a species. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mr. R. J. Smith
Not as lucid as Isaacson’s other books, but perhaps the topic is to be blamed for that. The history of computing is so jumbled that it is heroic enough to encompass it in one book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Girish Kulkarni
I discovered this book when an excerpt was published in an inflight magazine. The first thing I did on landing was download it and I'm so glad I did. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CamillaLondon
Easy to read history of the digital age. For the ignorant like me, this book is a real education on how we got to where we are now. Informative and enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by James William Johnston
Obviously cannot include every character and nuance. Could have made more of non US contributions and minicomputers as well as the mobile era. Read morePublished 8 months ago by FunOne
Really great. Isaacson drives home the idea of collaboration and the value of different personality types working together. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Penner