Suggested Reading: The Information

James Gleick — The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood — Pantheon Books, 2011, 544 pp. ISBN 978-0375423727

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This book is written for a non-technical audience. It introduces the reader to information theory, from Ancient Times to quantum computers. There is very little math—well, there are two or three formulas—but the text focuses on giving the reader the essential gist of information theory, that is, the nature of information itself and how information necessarily uses energy to be processed or to even exist.

It’s not a book that will change your life forever, but is still worth the read. A good summer book.

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