Information, the prime mover
the challenge of looking at
Humans as hosts for the DNA
A definite Challenge to conventional ways of viewing life.
it ranks among the best books I have read through audible or any other source of late.
James Gliek brings alive a topic that in any other hands could be as dull aas dish water. The way we comprehend the world is an evolving work in progress from the revolution of moveable print to computers and the perception thatthe universe is actually a product of information.
The author's style and presentation makes clear difficult subjects and is understandable ideas for even a ludite like myself . The book is filled with the people that created lut modern society. Be prepared to enjoy, but also to have your mind stretched.
Lord Byron's daughter was actually one of the first computer programs who worked with Babage on the first mechanical computer.
The reader is required if he is to get the most out of this book to pay attention as some of it is heavy going.
The reader is excellent. The book is wide-ranging and very, very good. However, it's highly intellectual material and not great for, say, long drives or exercising. I ended up buying it in paper to be able to jump back and forth through data and time. Paper rocks.
Some interesting ideas, but Gleick goes off on too many tangents for my tastes and tended to drag in parts. It was hard for me to identify the unifying idea of the book. I actually didn't finish listening to the second half...
Say something about yourself!
This is everything that every computer nerd should know. All of the background stories may not be interesting, but you are going to hear them anyway.
People who don't like compelling books, people with a lot of time on their hands.
Too long, not focused. Kind of forgettable.
I am a documentary film producer from Los Angeles.
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