Foundations of the information economy

Posted on March 21, 2012  /  0 Comments

A review of a book on the achievements of Bell Labs, the entity that made most of inventions that we now take for granted:

Indeed, Bell Labs was behind many of the innovations that have come to define modern life, including the transistor (the building block of all digital products), the laser, the silicon solar cell and the computer operating system called Unix (which would serve as the basis for a host of other computer languages). Bell Labs developed the first communications satellites, the first cellular telephone systems and the first fiber-optic cable systems.

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