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The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood - James Gleick James Gleick gives new meaning to the acronym TMI in this packed history of the conveyance, calculation, packaging and processing of information. Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Richard Dawkins, Ada Byron, and Isaac Newton are just a few of the players that Gleick parades on and off of his stage in telling the story of information from talking drums to Wikipedia. [full review]