The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Category: Engineering
Author: James Gleick
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by dbarlett   2017-08-20
Seconding Dream Machine. Three more:

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood http://www.amazon.com/The-Information-History-Theory-Flood/d...

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe http://www.amazon.com/Turings-Cathedral-Origins-Digital-Univ...

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Algorithms-That-Changed-Future/dp...

by dave1629   2017-08-20
Kurt Beyer's book on Grace Hopper gives a great perspective on the early days of computing: http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studies...

A very comprehensive view an lots of great stories in James Gleick's _The Information_:

by taylorbuley   2017-08-20
The embedded short on Claude Shannon is very good and highly reccommended https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq1-Iq9Vm28

A good book on the subject is Gleick's The Information http://www.amazon.com/The-Information-History-Theory-Flood/d...