Castle Librarian

The Information

In Book Review on April 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I’m currently reading (listening to audio book) The Information: The History, The Theory, The Flood by James Gleick.

It is the kind of title that a librarian picks up and says “this looks interesting,” but most people would find that title dull, I suspect. It gets into the historical details of things that are usually covered in a superficial way – the telegraph, Morse code, and early computers. I haven’t finished it, yet, so no full review from me at this point, but I am enjoying it.

Other reviews:
New York Times March 6, 2011

New York Times March 18, 2011

How We Know by Freeman Dyson


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