Monday, October 1, 2012

Thoughts on Gleick's "The Information"

The Information is a great to refresh any lost history lesson we may have all lost during our younger years because it does truly talk about everything; from words and talking drums, the telegraph and telephone to computers. This history recollection would be considered the The History because it details on the rise and development of each one and how it effects and influences society and media. The Theory focuses on the biographies of the most important explorers of information such as Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, and Alan Turing.

Gleick talked about a lot so many topics that I felt a little rushed. Gleick could have done more with dictionaries, Wikipedia and different topics. Yet there were other topics which left the reader wanting more. The book can be appreciated for those who would like to know about the technologies of the century

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