Meet ‘The Innovators’ Who Made the Digital Revolution
Author Walter Isaacson has written the biographies of many of science and tech’s “great men”—from Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. But to tell the story of the digital revolution, he had to write about hundreds of collaborators in the industry. His new book, The Innovators, introduces readers to the computer scientists, engineers, hobbyists, and hackers who created everything from the transistor to Wikipedia. Read an excerpt here.
Speaking of innovators, SciFri was one of the first shows to broadcast live over the internet in 1993. Listen to a clip here:
Walter Isaacson is author of Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and president and CEO of The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.
Charley Kline is a computer scientist and internet developer in Los Altos, California.
Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.