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If you haven't already I would really recommend you to read the book:

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

http://www.amazon.com/Information-History-Theory-Flood/dp/03...

Great detailed historical perspective and lots of aha moments.




What in particular about it did you like? Does it have stuff that's not 'generally known' amongst the hacker set?


If you're the sort of person who has read the Jargon File, understands algorithmic complexity, and finds beauty in Hofstadter, you probably know everything in Gleick's book. I kept waiting for a punchline, but there wasn't one.


That's true. I still do think there was some good historical info that I at least wasn't aware of.




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