I really enjoyed this read and I suggest it to anyone interested in the pursuit of information.
Like information itself, there are a few diamonds in the rough, and one can risk overload. I skipped several chapters in this book that didn't quite suit what I was looking for. The author fleshes out things with colorful wording that need little explanation, and some parts on audio are painful to hear (30+ spellings of 'mackerel'). If you want an unabridged history spanning millennia, this is for you. For anyone else, feel free to skip chapters like I did.
There are only tei books in the last 5 years that help understand whhere we are and where we may be headed: What Technology Wants, and The Information.
Easily one of the five best books I've ever read. It is difficult to imagine any non-experts who would not find this work endlessly fascinating and absorbing. Gleick's powers of far ranging synthesis and clear compelling explanation are awe-inspiring.
When they discuss information content and/vs complexity of a message.
First heard of this from Veritasium. Left it in my wish list for months, finally gave it a chance, and loved it. It basically changed the way I think about data, and as a programmer, that says a lot.
I generally listen to books that fill the gaps in my science and technology interests and my faith.
Enjoyed many sections, but not as enlightening as I was led to believe by a friend. I do feel it was worth the purchase and time.
Glick writes lucidly on a complex subject. He captures the human story of conceiving and developing the technology of communication.
I never would have read this book, but listening to it made me stay focused on the meaning of the subject in a way that I usually could not.
Horses are only what they are not.
I am not very good at maintaining focus on written words, so yes.
10^90 bits, or the universe.
a fantastic book.
Beth reads books. She holds them in her hand and she turns the pages and reads the words. I download, plug in, and listen.
yes. i don't think i could turn all the pages.
Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
i never noticed him
i'll buy this book now and keep it on my shelf. i am sure i will want to be reminded of the things inside it