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A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age / Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman.

By: Soni, Jimmy [author].
Contributor(s): Goodman, Rob [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2017Edition: paperback edition.Description: xv, 366 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476766690 (trade pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001 | Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography | Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography | Information theoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Mind at play
Contents:
Gaylord -- Ann Arbor -- The room-sized brain -- MIT -- A decidedly unconventional type of youngster -- Cold Spring Harbor -- The labs -- Princeton -- Fire control -- A six-day workweek -- The unspeakable system -- Turing -- Manhattan -- The utter dark -- From intelligence to information -- The bomb -- Building a bandwagon -- Mathematical intentions, honorable and otherwise -- Wiener -- A transformative year -- TMI -- "We urgently need the assistance of Dr. Claude E. Shannon" -- The man-machines -- The game of kings -- Constructive dissatisfaction -- Professor Shannon -- Inside information -- A gadgeteer's paradise -- Peculiar motions -- Kyoto -- The illness -- Aftershocks.
List(s) this item appears in: Dana Research Centre and Library - New acquisitions - February 2020
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-346) and index.

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