Venkatesh Narayanamurti on U.S. information technology innovation

“The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation”
Physicstoday
September 2012
Commentary by: Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Pierce Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
Topic: U.S. information technology innovation

“In The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, author Jon Gertner describes, in a new and compelling way, the inner workings of arguably one of the greatest industrial research organizations of the 20th century. Gertner, who has written for the New York Times Magazine, traces the roots of Bell Labs primarily through a half dozen brilliant scientists and engineers and technically visionary leaders who gave birth to some of the defining communications and computer technologies of our time.”

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