Hyde Park Book Group Meeting
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner (432 pages)
Transistors, lasers, communication satellites, fiber optic cable, cell phones, and the Unix operating system revolutionized twentieth century communication. Gertner tells the exciting history of a community of outstanding scientists and engineers in an environment where they could turn brilliant ideas turned into outstanding products and systems.
Eileen will lead the discussion.
We will meet at the Sidney residence. If you plan to attend please call or e-mail the contact person listed below for directions or questions.
In November we will discuss The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South by Bruce Levine (464 pages) Dan will lead the discussion.