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The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first ´´dotcom.´´ Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape´s Marc Andreessen and Facebook´s Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet´s rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.
Undisputedly, China has become the world´s manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for around half of all personal computers, digital cameras, and kitchen appliances. However, the country is fast transitioning from low-cost manufacturing to a higher-value, innovation-led economy, a critical transformation that is at the heart of this new title. Companies are the essential engines of the wealth-creation process, particularly in the areas of Internet and mobile telecommunications, and firms such as Tencent and Xiaomi are showing clear potential to become major players. Demonstrating strong commitment to the country´s relentless progress in the realm of innovation, the Chinese government has encouraged the development of a business environment in which firms can experiment, operate, and thrive. Created in China provides an examination of the critical human factors at play, as well as re-assessing some of the metrics traditionally used to describe and measure China´s capacity for innovation. As Chinese firms begin to transform the country into a truly global innovator, the emerging patterns of future innovation are identified and reviewed. New and dynamic practices are arising that are recognizably Chinese, yet at the same time capable of competing on the world stage. Following the successes of firms such as Huawei, Haier and Lenovo, a growing number of technology-focused firms are now turning their attention towards markets outside of China - a development that will not only benefit the country but will provide exciting opportunities for businesses throughout the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026245/bk_adbl_026245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There has never been a history of America like Harold Evans´s long-awaited They Made America. With the verve and cogency that made his American Century an acclaimed bestseller, Evans tells the epic story of the men and women who made America over two centuries. The workshop revolutionaries who made our world have never had the attention afforded the political revolutionaries who founded this nation. But it has been these innovators, in small-town attics and on the Mississippi, in Silicon Valley and the wheat fields of Kansas, in a black woman´s beauty parlor and a Dayton bicycle shop, who set America on a course to attain a standard of living unprecedented in the history of the world. The flourishing of America is the story of an inventive people with a mystic faith in technology, from the early settlers who devised windmills as a way of getting water on the Great Plains to the electronic whiz kids of the Internet. Innovation, practical inventiveness, is the main force behind America´s preeminence. But there is more to this extraordinary history. Harold Evans traces how the innovators have time and time again proved to be democratizers, driven not by greed but by an ambition to be remembered. They translated the nation´s political ideals into economic reality. Yet many of these heroic contributors have been lost to history. Who fought and fought to make banking available to the common people? Who opened the world of international air travel to the masses? Whose Internet triumph was based on egalitarian ideals? Who put cheap electricity into everyone´s homes, and was pursued as a fugitive? Who gave everyman high-quality sound, and was driven to suicide? They Made America is eminently practical; but more than anything, it is history to inspire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harold Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000353/bk_time_000353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2015 Audie Award Finalist for Non-FictionFollowing his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins 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. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It’s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006807/bk_sans_006807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis of The Innovators and not the original book. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson chronicles the origins and development of computers and the Internet. The book begins in 1833 with the vision of the English mathematician Ada, Countess of Lovelace, and ends with the question of whether artificial intelligence will ever surpass human intelligence.... Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108249/bk_acx0_108249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today´s technological advances can be traced back to the studies and inventions from the turn of the 19th century. This chapter tells the tale of a romanticized young woman by the name of Ada, the Countess of Lovelace. Born to a poet, Lord Byron, and a meticulous mother from an esteemed family, Annabella Milbanke, Ada´s fanatical approach to the most complex machinery was easily understood. Her mother attempted to eradicate her incessant imagination by immersing her in mathematics. Due to social status, she met some of the most established inventors of her time, including Charles Babbage. A brief introduction to his most recent invention, the difference engine, sparked an unknown love within Ada. ,p How the concept of the personal computer led to the Internet How Microsoft stole Windows from Apple 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Brunson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057031/bk_acx0_057031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.