Ray Stickle's Reviews > The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

The Information by James Gleick
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2014, audiobooks, history

"We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning amid leagues of cacophony and incoherence, reading the history of the past and of the future, collecting our thoughts and collecting the thoughts of others, and every so often glimpsing mirrors, in which we may recognize creatures of the information." All of the history and the difficult concepts Gleick details in The Information coheres in the last few chapters when the "Flood" is addressed. Who doesn't feel overwhelmed by all the information in this day and age? It's fascinating to see how the very concept of information has changed, how it reflects and shapes what we think and who we are. Are we "creatures of the information"? Alive in this era of "cacophony and incoherence"? God, it often feels like it. Before another moment passes, I'm going to click save on this review and add this snippet to the vast corridors and shelves we walk.

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Reading Progress

March 29, 2014 – Shelved
March 29, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 19, 2014 – Started Reading
April 30, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014
April 30, 2014 – Finished Reading
December 14, 2014 – Shelved as: audiobooks
February 21, 2016 – Shelved as: history

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