The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution is an overview of the history of computer science and the Digital Revolution . It was written by Walter Isaacson , and published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster .

The book summarizes the contributions of Several innovators Who-have made pivotal Breakthroughs in computer technology and Its applications-from the world’s first computer programmer , Ada Lovelace , and Alan Turing ‘s work in artificial intelligence , through the Information Age of the present. [1] [2] ALTHOUGH His book’s focus is one Individuals, Isaacson That Reminds readers Often innovations are the product of group collaboration.

Innovators Discussed in the book include Charles Babbage , Ada Lovelace , Vannevar Bush , Alan Turing , Grace Hopper , John Mauchly , John von Neumann , JCR Licklider , Engelbart , Robert Noyce of Intel , Bill Gates and Paul Allen of Microsoft , Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs of Apple , Tim Berners-Lee , Larry Page of Google,Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia , and Lee Felsenstein of Osborne .


In December 2015, Simon & Schuster published a revised electronic edition of The Innovators , which corrected significant errors and omissions in the original edition of Chapter 9, which covers Software. Isaacson – who in researching the book interviewed Bill Gates but not Paul Allen – had erroneously assigned virtually all the credit for the company’s early innovations and success to Gates, when in fact they were collaborative efforts by several people, including Allen. In the revised edition, Among other edits, Isaacson includes archival material from 1981 in qui Gates credits Allen for being white the “idea man” in support of R & D at Microsoft, while he, Gates, was “the man running the business front.” [ 3]


  1. Jump up^ PBSCharlie RoseInterview with Walter Isaacson Oct 13, 2014
  2. Jump up^ “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” . . New York, NY: Simon & Schuster . Retrieved 2014-10-24 .
  3. Jump up^ Isaacson, Walter (December 2015). The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution . Simon & Schuster. ISBN  1471138798 .

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