A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Book review by Deane Barker tags: information, biography

Lovely biography of Claude Shannon, who gave us information/communication theory. Covers his life from birth to death, in short chapters, each devoted to some aspect or time period. The longest chapter is a discussion of “A Mathematical Basis for Communication,” and is one of the best summaries I’ve read of Shannon’s theories as expressed in his paper. Well-written, never boring.

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