Wednesday, February 25, 2015

book: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson (!)

A fascinating story about people and history of creating of computers and the internet.
I have slightly extended a list of links from (and to) Wikipedia.
A list is a not an optimal format for this, a visual graph would be better.
This story is still unfolding, with Mobile, IoT, biotech and many other areas of science and technology improving exponentially by efforts of innovators.

The Innovators | Book by Walter Isaacson | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster:

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution: Walter Isaacson: 9781476708690: Books

Book Review: ‘The Innovators’ by Walter Isaacson - WSJ

The Innovators : NPR

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Some of the innovators covered in the book include:"

    mobile web documents: ePub

    There is often a need for packaging web content as a portable file, like PDF but based on web technologies. ePub is a solution for this. ePub format is a simple zip of a XML index file and HTML pages, and it has an advantage of being flexible for various screen sizes: very important for mobile, and reading text documents.

    EPUB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Besides desktop and mobile apps, there are also JavaScript apps for that, even a "app" extension for Chrome web browser. And since future Microsoft web browser Spartan will also be compatible, this is almost universal and simple solution!

    Readium - Chrome Web Store

    Readium | Digital Publishing meets Open Web

    .epub eBooks Tutorial - Introduction: What is ePub? Why should I use it?

    There are various tools for creating ePub, some  of them free and open source.
    EPUB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (editing)

    free tool: calibre - E-book management
    How to Convert a Word Document to Epub: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

    free tool: Sigil (application) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Another popular format for mobile documents is "mobi", a proprietary format used by Amazon Kindle.
    Comparison of e-book formats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia