The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. Isaacson begins the adventure 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 and Doug Engelbart.