Since the seventeenth-century beginnings of modern science, certain terms have captured the imagination not only of scientists, but also of a broader, intellectual public.
As his readers have come to expect, Gleick excels in explaining to a literate audience many intricacies and nuances of informations early history, and of information theory itself.
In the first place, information abstracts from context; culture situates us.Fads come and go, cultures and practices evolve, children assimilate their parents world, ideologies and religions influence peoples lives.Simply tracing informations internal expansion cannot suffice to place it in context beyond itself, to see its function, for example, in the.Through its lenses, we even can re-write our history.Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.As bestselling author Gleick (Chaos) astutely argues, Shannon's neologism profoundly changed our view of the world; his brilliant work introduced us to the notion that a tiny piece of hardware could transmit messages that contained meaning and that a physical unit, a bit, could measure.Observers are pumping a dry well in applying micro communication models to the transmission of culture, which we learn through experience holisticallygrowing up with smells, tastes, sounds, sights, expectations, and comparable features in our worlds.
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Worksheets and odd numbered problems in a textbook?
aside from that, delving into mathematics as James Gleick tells it (algebra, calculus and Boolean logic, mostly -A watered down version for us math scarred) makes me want to write a letter to every godawful mediocre monotone high school math teacher.
Like Dorothy, we know when were not in Kansas.
End Page 489 the theory (p.Must be willing to meet in heavily populated public place.Now commonplace, that theory was summarized in the model Shannon devised in a confidential cryptography paper: message destination (p.It supplies the blood and the fuel, the vital principle, that runs our world (p.The Information is by no means an easy read, but if you have some previous knowledge of physics(mine came from having read Brian Greene's Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of something or other and a biography of e mc2 but.Shannon insisted that meaning was irrelevant to the engineering problem of communication (p.There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.