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The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Author: Jon Gertner
ISBN: 884819703136
Published: 2013,February 26,First Published in ,2012

From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it’s hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn’t bee…

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