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Mind at Play : How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Jimmy Soni

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Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution. That work allowed scientists to measure and manipulate information as objectively as any physical object. His work gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. Now, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman bring Claude Shannon's story to life. It's the story of a small-town boy from Michigan whose career stretched from the age of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of the Apple desktop. It's the story of the origins of information in the tunnels of MIT and the "idea factory" of Bell Labs, in the "scientists' war" with ****** Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals. It's the story of Shannon's life as an often reclusive, always playful genius. With access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind At Play explores the life and times of this singular innovator and creative genius.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 1012
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Technology, Computers + Internet
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman
Language: English
Street Date: July 20, 2017
TCIN: 52870070
UPC: 9781541404649
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4777
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