Title: Digital Revolutionaries: The Men and Women Who Brought Computing to Life
Author: Steve Lohr
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year: 2009 (paperback)
Concepts: innovation, invention, technological change, wealth, jobs
Review: Fast-paced and engaging, Digital Revolutionaries provides readers with an overview of some of the most important players and events in the development of the computer industry. With his background in journalism at some of the world’s leading newspapers, author Steve Lohr knows how to grab and maintain the attention of readers, and examples such as computer-animated feature films, ipods, and web pages are sure to appeal to the current generation of young people. The book makes a good non-fiction resource for teaching middle-grade students about the gains to society from technological change and innovation, as well as the personal gains to individuals who are smart and fortunate enough to make such cutting-edge contributions.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children