Perhaps no generation has benefitted more from the digital revolution than mine. The Internet went mainstream as I left for college, and I entered the workforce at the start of the Dotcom boom. Yet most of us remain ignorant of our technological roots. We know many of the projects but few of the people behind them.
This book provides the backstory for an industry, from Moore's Law to RFCs. Isaacson follows the series of innovations that brought us into the modern computer age. At its heart it's a story of brilliant minds, curious tinkerers, plucky entrepreneurs, and collaboration in all its forms, sometimes across the centuries.