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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood – Book Review

We feel a bit of scientific and technical read would bring diversity to our reading list. And so we picked The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick. Below is the review of how we found the book to be.

The book deals with the relationship between communication, information and the human mind. James Gleick takes us through the journey of the history of technology (some of which dates back to thirty-five hundred years ago!!), its development and how it has become an integral part of our lives in the 21st century.

This book was written years ago and the information and communication sector has taken a few more steps up on the ladder of development and change. However, still, this book is a very relevant and insightful read. It reveals some of the fascinating facts and aspects that we bet you cannot claim to have any knowledge about.

The book also lists some of the change-makers in this field, such as Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Ada Lovelace, etc. and how their deep and accurate understanding of information technology has contributed to changing the way not just how we humans look at things but also how we live.

James Gleick has written this complicated and, in parts difficult to understand theories in simple words. You’ll be able to understand a lot of the stuff without scratching your head in confusion.


We give this informative, intellectual and insightful read 4/5 stars. A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick is a perfect pick for anyone interested in the history and insight about IT. It is also great for someone working in this field, as it provides a lot of undivulged facts that serve as an eye-opener.