At a time when the five most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms and nearly half of Americans say they cannot live without their cell phones, Troublemakers reveals the untold story of how we got here. This is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. Author Leslie Berlin comes to the University of Washington to share this history and its lessons, in conversation with Professor of History Margaret O’Mara.
Co-sponsored by the UW Department of History, the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the UW Information School.
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