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The Resource The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation, Jon Gertner

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

Label
The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation
Title
The idea factory
Title remainder
Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation
Statement of responsibility
Jon Gertner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This work 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. The author shows how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1,200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. And at its heart this is a story about a small group of brilliant and eccentric men including Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today's most exciting technologies
  • In this first full portrait of the legendary Bell Labs, journalist Jon Gertner takes readers behind one of the greatest collaborations between business and science in history. Officially the research and development wing of AT & T, Bell Labs made seminal breakthroughs from the 1920s to the 1980s in everything from lasers to cellular telephony, becoming arguably the best laboratory for new ideas in the world. Gertner's riveting narrative traces the intersections between science, business, and society that allowed a cadre of eccentric geniuses to lay the foundations of the information age, offering lessons in management and innovation that are as vital today as they were a generation ago. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gertner, Jon
Dewey number
384
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5102.3.U6
LC item number
G47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Bell Laboratories
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Telecommunication
  • Technological innovations
  • Creative ability
  • Inventors
  • Creative ability
  • Inventors
  • Technological innovations
  • Telecommunication
  • United States
  • Innovation
  • Forschung und Entwicklung
  • Informationstechnik
  • Télécommunications
  • Innovations
  • Créativité
  • Inventeurs
  • Telecommunication
  • Technological innovations
  • Creative ability
  • Inventors
  • Telecomunicaciones
  • Innovaciones teconológicas
  • Habilidad creativa
  • Inventores
Label
The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation, Jon Gertner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn733230713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780143122791
Lccn
2011040207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594203282
  • (OCoLC)733230713
Label
The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation, Jon Gertner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn733230713
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780143122791
Lccn
2011040207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594203282
  • (OCoLC)733230713

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