The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Book review by Deane Barker
Jon Gertner
★★★★★ (-4.31%) 🛈
This Review | This Book

A solid history of Bell Labs. Interesting, but a bit tedious. It’s astonishing how much stuff was invented there – it puts Xerox PARC to shame, really. The transistor? Wow.

Meticulously researched, but tends to bog down under its own weight in places.

This is item #438 in a sequence of 502 items.

You can use your left/right arrow keys or swipe left/right to navigate