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    • The Idea Factory

    • Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
    • By: Jon Gertner
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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 the1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1200 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story -- horrible pauses

    • By Rodney on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $29.95