Kmfurr's Reviews > Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age
Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age
Jan 09, 2011
Recounts the invention of the discrete transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 and the lives of its three Nobel-prize winning inventors, Brattain, Bardeen, and Shockley. A bit boring compared with other tales of invention I've read. The audiobook was annoying because the voice-actor sounded like an old cowboy reading around the campfire, which just clashed with this tale of high-tech innovation. But still a must-read if you want to follow the thread of innovation in modern technology.
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