Yet another great Isaacson book. I recommend it to one and all.
Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s.
He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.
One of his key themes is that innovation comes from collaboration, not just the few great names we know.
He tries to provide background on how people like Turing made their breakthroughs.
It’s dense. I might just read it again in order to better follow the flow of technology.