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James Gleick, The Information: A History, A...

Jan 14, 2012
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James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Helluva book. It bored the shit out of me in sections (too much information? ha!) and blew me away in others. Not really sure what else to say about it. (I recommend Sam Anderson’s review.) I especially liked chapter eleven, “Into the Meme Pool.”

This, by the way, was the 3rd book I’ve read on Kindle.1 I was freaking out while I was reading it because I thought I was burning through the pages, but that pesky percentage progress indicator kept telling me I was only on 9% or whatever — turns out, the text only takes up 58% or so, and the rest is notes! Add that to being jealous of Sam Anderson’s marginalia, and I sort of wish I’d read it in hardcover.



I realize it’s strange to post a picture of the book, since I’ve never actually seen it in real life… ↩

James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Helluva book. It bored the shit out of me in sections (too much information? ha!) and blew me away in others. Not really sure what else to say about it. (I recommend Sam Anderson’s review.) I especially liked chapter eleven, “Into the Meme Pool.”

This, by the way, was the 3rd book I’ve read on Kindle.1 I was freaking out while I was reading it because I thought I was burning through the pages, but that pesky percentage progress indicator kept telling me I was only on 9% or whatever — turns out, the text only takes up 58% or so, and the rest is notes! Add that to being jealous of Sam Anderson’s marginalia, and I sort of wish I’d read it in hardcover.


  1. I realize it’s strange to post a picture of the book, since I’ve never actually seen it in real life… 

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  1. monkfishjowls said: The hardcover is amazing.
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