Inventions That Built the Information Technology Revolution

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In 1975, there were a couple thousand physicists doing research in the areas of optics and semiconductor devices. A handful of scientists created a few inventions that formed the hardware platform for computers, mobile devices, the internet and broadband communication. They received plaques acknowledging the brilliance of their work. Today, computer, internet and social media software – which wouldn’t exist without the platform – is king. Five high tech corporations make up 12% of the US market capitalization of public companies. Many titans have wealth of $10 to $100B. How did so many derive so much wealth from the inventions of so few who received so little? “… a sweeping and deeply intelligent look at the history of an industry that has done more to shape the modern world than any other.” - Foreword Clarion Reviews. “…exactingly argued and refreshingly original.” “A painstaking account of the intersection of... More > money, law, and creativity.” – Kirkus Reviews. Visit:< Less
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  • By Sean Houhgton
    Feb 23, 2018
    Inventions That Built the IT Revolution gives fantastic insight into the ecosystems of business, entrepreneurship, IP, and technological growth. It seemed every page there was some new tidbit of information that either pulled back the curtain of the IT world further, or offered some quirky and fun insight on anything from barcode scanners to submarines. The author (who writes under a pseudonym, I assume because he would be recognized in the business world for some of his assertions) is engaging, and I found the book an enjoyable blend of education and entertainment.
  • By Emma Johnson
    Feb 22, 2018
    I work in the high tech arena, and I found this book to be a great read. Accessible and informative, Inventions answered questions I've always had about the scientific origins of information technology today.
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February 16, 2018
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