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Dame Steve Shirley, the World’s First Freelance Programmer
Dame Steve Shirley, the World’s First Freelance Programmer

“Few things in life are as solid as they seem.”

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Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design
Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design

“It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed.”

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Meet Marty Cooper, Inventor of the Cell Phone
Meet Marty Cooper, Inventor of the Cell Phone

“If you try to build a device that does all things for all people, it won’t do any of them very well.”

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How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius
How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius

“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”

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Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity
Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

“The trick to creativity, if there is a single useful thing to say about it, is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time.”

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Behind the Bomb
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Behind the Bomb

From janitor to chemist, the women of Oak Ridge worked hard and talked little.

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