The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

Category: Engineering
Author: James Gleick
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by ThomPete   2017-08-19
If you haven't already I would really recommend you to read the book:

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

Great detailed historical perspective and lots of aha moments.

by heydenberk   2017-08-19
The last two truly great books I read were:

- James Gleick's _The Information: A History, a Theory, A Flood_ (, an interdisciplinary overview of the human history of the creation, understanding and exchange of information.

- Manuel de Landa's _Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason_ (, about how computer simulations have allowed humans to begin to truly understand emergentism and to advance science at a level between theory and experimentalism.

EDIT: I'm asking about books -- not necessarily dead trees, of course, but long-form non-fiction or fiction.

by portman   2017-08-19
James Gleick's new book "The Information" devotes an entire chapter to the fascinating story of Ada Byron. I've read thoroughly about her life (we did, after all, name our youngest daughter after her) but nothing makes her genius come to life like Gleick.

It's on Kindle. Just go buy it now. The Ada stuff is in Chapter 4, location 1841. It won't disappoint.