By James Gleick

ISBN-10: 3868813128

ISBN-13: 9783868813128

Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die details zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

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The mutilation of his name is the result of Greek influence. 4. 2) by itself. As matricial calculation1 and boolean2 calculation are, we imagine, equally new to the reader, we will explain how an operation of this kind is carried out, and what it corresponds to in the graph under consideration. 2) and carry out the iimultiplication” of line (5) by column (3) in the following manner: -_ I I I I I I I 1 1 0 which proves the existence of a path of length 2. If the sum of the products had proved to be 0 we should have concluded that there was no path of this length.

7. 8. ’ I n the problem to be considered, it is assumed that the values carried by the arcs are proportional to actual distances on a map. When a graph is drawn on a map with a certain scale (provided the links are straight segments connecting the points specified on the map, and the links are given values proportional to the lengths of the segments connecting the points with one another), a metric graph or nontopological graph is produced, of which Fig. 10 is an example. A graph of this nature is not, in the strict sense, a graph as defined by Konig or Berge, on account of the supplementary property required.

The mutilation of his name is the result of Greek influence. 4. 2) by itself. As matricial calculation1 and boolean2 calculation are, we imagine, equally new to the reader, we will explain how an operation of this kind is carried out, and what it corresponds to in the graph under consideration. 2) and carry out the iimultiplication” of line (5) by column (3) in the following manner: -_ I I I I I I I 1 1 0 which proves the existence of a path of length 2. If the sum of the products had proved to be 0 we should have concluded that there was no path of this length.

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