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Rob Goodman
PhD Candidate, Columbia University

Rob Goodman is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University in New York. His writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic and Nautilus, among others. His latest book is A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age (2017), co-authored with Jimmy Soni.

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Essay/Data & Information
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