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Review of James Gleick's interview with NPR

Thomas D. Schneider

James Gleick was interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered in a piece called "Bit By Bit, 'The Information' Reveals Everything". Some excerpts from his book were discussed.

@book{Gleick2011,
author = "James Gleick",
title = "The Information, A History, A theory, A Flood",
publisher = "Pantheon",
note = "NPR story
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/08/134366651/bit-by-bit-the-information-reveals-everything",
comment = "Gleick is trapped in pitfalls: H = information and common language
use of 'information",
year = "2011"}

Several common misunderstandings about information theory were made:

Further Reading. Common misunderstandings of information theory are described in Pitfalls in Information Theory and Molecular Information Theory.


Notes

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origin: 2011 Mar 09
updated: version = 1.02 of Gleick2011.html 2011 Jun 18
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