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The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

The Information: A History, a Theory, a FloodThe Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Information as we call it today has a rich history and this book explores all that goes into our present day understanding of it. The central character is a man named Claude Shannon who wrote the seminal paper on information theory but touches on many other key individuals like Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, and Alan Turing. The book reads easily despite the wide range of topics and concludes with astute observations about the role of information in today's world.



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