Content tagged with "information"

The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving the Mystery of Life
Book Review
December 16, 2019
198

“This is not a book for the casual reader. A lot of this went over my head, but I managed to maintain a loose grip on it until the end. Essentially, the author is arguing for the inclusion of…”

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
Book Review
October 9, 2017
88

“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…”

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
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Book Review
January 31, 2016
345

“This is an enormously conceptual book, and is more about economics than information. The author makes the claim that the functionality and ordering of atoms (?) in physical products is information,…”