James Gleick





James Gleick

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James Gleick (born August 1, 1954) is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. Three of these books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists, and they have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Born in New York City, USA, Gleick attended Harvard College, graduating in 1976 with a degree in English and linguistics. Having worked for the Harvard Crimson and freelanced in Boston, he moved to Minneapolis, where he helped found a short-lived weekly newspaper, Metropolis. After its demise, he returned to New York and joined as staff of the New York Times, where he worked for ten years as an editor and reporter.

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You write a book; time passes. Toward the end of GeniusI quote a bit of doggerel by “a young friend” of Richard Feynman:


You are old, Father Feynman …

And your hair has turned visibly grey;

And yet you keep tossing ideas around—

At your age, a disgraceful display!


Where did I find that? I have no memory.


Now comes email from Tom Ferbel, a distinguished particle physicist at the University of Roches...

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“When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive.”
James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

“It is not the amount of knowledge that makes a brain. It is not even the distribution of knowledge. It is the interconnectedness.”
James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

“Ideas that require people to reorganize their picture of the world provoke hostility.”
James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

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