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The Information by James Gleick
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Aug 24, 2011

bookshelves: adult, nonfiction

How can a book about information theory be enlightening? If you think of the world as being composed of bits of information rather than atoms it really changes your perspective. How can a book about information theory be entertaining? Gleick does a great job of making some very high level concepts accessible (although the chapter on Charles Babbage and his Difference Engine does go on a bit). It really is worth a try - I don't know if it will change your life, but it will certainly change the way you think about your life. -- Aimee F.

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