**Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature**
**'Best of 2017' by The Morning Sun**
"We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodmanâs book takes a big first step in paying that debt." âSan Francisco Review of Books
"Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill. They summon the right level of awe while stopping short of hyperbole." âFinancial Times
"Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman make a convincing case for their subtitle while reminding us that Shannon never made this claim himself." âThe Wall Street Journal
"Soni and Goodman have done their research...A Mind at Play reveals the remarkable human behind some of the most important theoretical and practical contributions to the information age." âNature
"A Mind at Play shows us that you don't need to be a genius to learn from a genius. Claude Shannon's inventive, vibrant life demonstrates how vital the act of play can be to making the most of work." âInc.
âA charming account of one of the twentieth centuryâs most distinguished scientistsâ¦Readers will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci.â âFortune
In their second collaboration, biographers Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman present the story of Claude Shannonâone of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century and the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed the first wearable computer, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called âthe Magna Carta of the Information Age.â In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Soni and Goodman reveal Claude Shannonâs full story for the first time. With unique access to Shannonâs family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and always playful genius to life.
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