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

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

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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
Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution. That work allowed scientists to measure and manipulate information as objectively as any physical object. His work gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. Now, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman bring Claude Shannon's story to life. It's the story of a small-town boy from Michigan whose career stretched from the age of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of the Apple desktop. It's the story of the origins of information 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. 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 explores the life and times of this singular innovator and creative genius."--Container
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BTCTA
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Soni, Jimmy
Dewey number
003/.54092
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Jonathan Yen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Rob
  • Yen, Jonathan
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  • Shannon, Claude Elwood
  • Mathematicians
  • Electrical engineers
  • Information theory
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Label
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman
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  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978286077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541404649
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781541404649
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digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)978286077
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn978286077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541404649
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781541404649
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)978286077
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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