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A Mind at Play

The Brilliant Life of Claude Shannon, Inventor of the Information Age

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Author: Jimmy Sonni, Rob Goodman

This is the extraordinary story of the little-known man who influenced every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. He 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 live in today and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to create the digital technology we rely on.

His career stretched from the era of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of Apple. His life shows us the beginnings of modern technology: in the ‘idea factory’ of Bell Labs, in the ‘scientists’ war’ with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon’s collaborators and rivals, including Alan Turing. With access to Shannon’s family and friends, A Mind at Playbrings this singular innovator and creative genius to life.

Book ISBN 9781445682778

Book Format Paperback

pages 384 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2018

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations None

Regular Price: £16.99

Special Price: £12.74

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