The Idea FactoryL Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation is a detailed, beautifully researched and masterfully written book that uncovers the origins of some of the most significant technological innovations of the last century. Bell Labs, part of AT & T (American Telephone and Telepgran Company) led the US and the world in communication technology through a purposeful design and its research, development and industrial innovation facility in New Jersey. Bell Labs birthed everything from transistors to fibre optic cabling cellular technology to HDTV, microwave, operating systems and programming languages such as UNIX and C++. The book is a detailed and in-depth treatment of the people, processes, and technology that emerged during the last century. It offers the reader a long hard gaze behind the curtain of a company that few know of but has impacted all our lives.
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