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Jimmy Soni
Author and editor

Jimmy Soni is an author and editor who has worked with the New York Observer, The Washington Examiner and The Huffington Post, among others. His latest book is A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age (2017), co-authored with Rob Goodman. He lives in New York. 

Written by Jimmy Soni

Essay/
Information and communication
The bit bomb

It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return

Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni