If you're a lover of technology, science, engineering, or information, this is hands down the best book I've encountered. Thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking.
It is difficult to describe how important this book is. The underlying concepts it investigates in all things information theory and beyond lay out a map of how the modern world can be understood. It provides a great history of information as a concept but as a real, mathematical thing with as much substance as any other theory, and, it could be argued, makes a valid case for how it can be used to describe and understand all other theories.
It was fantastically well-informed. The narrator was eloquent and had great pronunciation. Although it did take me a year to finish it, because I would get distracted with other books.
Amazing amount of information on how people communicate. Brings to light the story of information itself.
Not directly, you see; metaphysics has always trodden the edges of knowledge. This book instead wishes to tell you how those edges work, have been expanded, and ultimately turned us inwards for a new search of meaning. It bristles with technical and humanistic understanding - and having read it, you will be a wiser person.
It was a very amazing book,he compiles years of research into bite sized chunks for your brain and gives you everything you need to look up /expand upon the fantastic things he touches base on.
Great book. Mind blowing to say the least. Great substance, incredible narroration. Enjoyable for anyone interested in the subject of Information Theory.
It explained several big ideas that were new to me: the abstraction of information and meaning, the comparison to entropy and the idea that we are genetic and organic information replication machines.
Chaos - same author, similarly unusual and big ideas.
Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics, The Black Swan - seemingly counterintuitive ideas.
It made me think.