Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#1 Bestseller in Computer and Technology

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Did you know that “all the programmers who created the first general-purpose computer were women”?  This is a book that tells about innovators like them, bonding and learning together in the 1940s, not just about wonky wonderboys past and present.
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The Innovators: 
How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
by Walter Isaacson (who also wrote Steve Jobs' Biography)

Hardcover
Amazon Price $21.00    (regular $35.00)

Kindle Edition
$21.26


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Can You Believe?  The e-Book is Higher Priced than the Hardcover!


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Excerpts from Reviews:
"An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014: Many books have been written about Silicon Valley and the collection of geniuses, eccentrics, and mavericks who launched the “Digital Revolution” and it's certainly one hell of a read." (John Foro)

"His book is most memorable not for its intricate accounts of astounding breakthroughs and the business dramas that followed, but rather for the quieter moments in which we realize that most primal drive for innovators is a need to feel childlike joy.” (New York Times Book Review)"
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"The Innovators is one of the most organically optimistic books I think I've ever read. It is a stirring reminder of what Americans are capable of doing when they think big, risk failure, and work together.”  (Jeffrey Goldberg The Atlantic)"

"Isaacson manages to bring together the entire universe of computing, from the first digitized loom to the web, presented in a very accessible manner that often reads like a thriller.” (Booklist - starred review)"


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