In this threadfrom March 2010, **SCSimmons **asks about chaos theory and refers to Gleick’s wonderful book on the topic, Chaos.
Who appears to show up but doesn’t comment much? **James Gleick **- see post #2.
Sure, it could be a faux-post - but he has a new book out, so how about if we check?
The book is Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood - excellent review (featured on the cover) of the NY Times Book Review. Here is a linkto a page with NY Times info on Gleick.
I plan to get this for my brand-spanking-new Kindle once I finish A Wicked Company, by Philipp Blom about the French Salons of the Enlightenment period (pre-Revolution 1700’s) and their impact on thinking today (great book, btw).
So - can we get Mr. Gleick to come here and tell us about the book? I wonder if he could comment on his point of view about Information vs. the POV portrayed in Seth Lloyd’s Programming the Universe, which also puts Information at the core of grasping our Universe and how it is structured.
The username in that previous thread doesn’t connect to an email address, but I am PM’ing him a link to this thread in case he checks or gets updates.
And if I am just fooling myself, well, feel free to tease me, but I thought it was worth a try.