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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

  • Author: Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 560 pages

Consider this book a fun primer on digital technology. Isaacson is skilled at telling interesting stories and picks a fine list of characters to highlight the evolution of the digital age. The book deftly covers confusing concepts, such as how Google created a search engine algorithm and how it came to dominate the competition. For investors looking to deepen their understanding of bedrock digital concepts, it's a great place to start.

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