Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age / Edition 2by J. Shurkin
Pub. Date: 06/13/2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements PART I Nevada England California Physics and M.I.T. "Highly Explosive Character" World War 2 PART II "The Magic Month" "We Better Call Shockley" "There's Enough Glory in This for Everyone" "....To Do My Climbing by Moonlight and Unroped" "Well-equipped Female with Brains" "Really Peculiar Ideas about How to Motivate People" PART III "Three Generations of Imbeciles is Enough" "What Law of Nature Have You Discovered?" "Someday We May Actually Be Very Alone" "The High Cost of Thinking the Unthinkable" "I love you" Bibliography
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