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A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age
    Soni, Jimmy
Pages: xv, 366 pages :
ISBN: 9781476766690
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Personal Author: Soni, Jimmy
Title: A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age / Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman.
Physical descrip: xv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Summary: The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon-the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. For the first time, A Mind at Play reveals the full story of this singular innovator and creative genius.
Personal subject: Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001.
Subject term: Mathematicians--United States--Biography.
Subject term: Electrical engineers--United States--Biography.
Added author: Goodman, Rob
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