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Fri April 27, 2012

The Idea Factory: How Bell Labs Created The Future

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 1:52 pm

In The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Jon Gertner writes of the legendary innovations developed at AT&T's Bell Labs, from lasers and transistors to solar cells and cell phones, and discusses how the lab became a hotbed for new ideas.

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