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Author Gertner, Jon.

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

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  384 GER    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  384 GER    AVAILABLE
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Description 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [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.
Summary 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.
Subject Bell Telephone Laboratories -- History -- 20th century.
Telecommunication -- History -- 20th century.
Technological innovations -- History -- 20th century.
Creative ability -- History -- 20th century.
Inventors -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781594203282
1594203288
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