The Resource A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, (electronic resource)

A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, (electronic resource)

Label
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age
Title
A mind at play
Title remainder
how Claude Shannon invented the information age
Statement of responsibility
by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of customized unicycles and a flamethrowing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called "the Magna Carta of the Information Age." His discoveries would lead contemporaries to compare him to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. His work anticipated by decades the world we'd be living in today-and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman reveal Claude Shannon's full story for the first time. It's the story of a small-town Michigan boy whose career stretched from the era of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of Apple. It's the story of the origins of our digital world in the tunnels of MIT and the "idea factory" of Bell Labs, in the "scientists' war" with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals, thinkers like Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Vannevar Bush, and Norbert Wiener. And 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 brings this singular innovator and creative genius to life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soni, Jimmy
Dewey number
  • 003/.54092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.S423
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goodman, Rob
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shannon, Claude Elwood
  • Mathematicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Information theory
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Label
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3022337
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476766706
Lccn
2016051979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bef794a5-5eb2-4d3b-82be-173e4966c340
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962409878
Label
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3022337
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476766706
Lccn
2016051979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bef794a5-5eb2-4d3b-82be-173e4966c340
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962409878

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