Bell Labs – The Idea Factory

Innovation is a difficult thing to measure. But when the list of scientific, industrial, and commercial breakthroughs is as long as those credited to Bell Labs, one must recognize the truly groundbreaking run at the claim to have been, for a period arguably spanning at least 20 to 30 years, the most consistently innovative research center in the world prior to the internet age.


The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 147 – Bell Labs – The Idea Factory

— References —

– The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Gertner (2012)

6 Comments Add yours

  1. SidVic says:

    Great podcast. I have one niggling criticism. You guys have verbal tick of using “basically” to often. To break, have someone sit in and throw penny in metal bucket every time basically comes up. Otherwise your production quality is impressive.


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