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Author Gertner, Jon

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

Publ Info New York : Penguin Press, 2012
New York : Penguin Press, 2012
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 CCRI-Warwick  TK5102.3 .U6 G47 2012    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Charlotte  TK5102.3.U6 G47 2012    AVAILABLE
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Descript 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-412) and index
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
Note 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
LC subject 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
ISBN 9781594203282
1594203288