Here are the stories of tech influencers, from Thomas Edison through Linus Torvalds, who shaped the present and future of technology. Some of these icons are less famous than others, but all have had a role in shaping and changing the way we live, work, and communicate.
For tech-minded readers hunting for a good biography, most recommendation lists focus on the usual suspects: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Larry Ellison. While the stories behind these icons are fascinating, they provide a narrow scope of the ways today's technology came to be.
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