The graphic above accompanies an article that appeared in the New York Times on February 26, 2012, concerning the technological innovations spawned by the Bell Labs from the 1920s through the 1980s. The author of the article is Jon Gertner who is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, where he writes about business, technology, and society. Prior to his work at the Sunday magazine, he worked as a senior editor at Money magazine and a senior editor at The American Lawyer magazine. Mr. Gertner is a graduate of Cornell University and is working on a book for Houghton Mifflin about the history of Bell Labs and the process of innovation. You may veiw a larger version of the graphic here.