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Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable… (edition 2016)

by Stephen Wolfram (Author)

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Title:Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
Authors:Stephen Wolfram (Author)
Info:Wolfram Media, Inc. (2016), 250 pages
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Interesting stories but the main issues are (1) too much waxing about Mathematica and whether folks like Gödel would have liked it and (2) no references. Not a one! Some of the anecdotes I know where he got them; why be ashamed to mention them? I realize these are blog posts
converted to a book, but that's no excuse.

Anyway, such is the case with Wolfram lately--a few good sentences on creativity methods, and he is a smart guy, but with the academic rigor of a novel. ( )
  bwa32 | Jul 23, 2017 |
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This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, Stephen Wolfram gives an ennobling look at some of the individuals whose ideas and creations have helped shape our world today.… (more)

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