09/19/2014 02:21 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2014

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Ever since my interviews with Barbara and Keith earlier this year, I've been thinking about how I want to use this space, going forward.

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews?

I'll give you a hint:

They're all characters, too.

So with that in mind, I've decided to share some of the stories behind the books: the "why" they were written, and the "who" that wants to write them.

For our inaugural podcast, we have Eric Brach, co-author of Conquering the Electron: the Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels who Built our Electronic Age and his thoughts on the wizards who gave us our power (as well as our most commonplace technologies).