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

Author: Jon Gertner

Narrator: Chris Sorensen

Unabridged: 17 hr 28 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 04/18/2012

Genre: Technology & Engineering


In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals 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. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today’s most exciting technologies.


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