Wednesday 21 July 2010

"On Human Communication" by Colin Cherry

Currently reading "On Human Communication" by Colin Cherry (MIT press 1957), and keeping notes as I go along.

You can see my notes here, if you wish - though they are very much notes for myself, done to keep my reading active and to come back to for later reference.

Cherry is one of the key 'information pioneers', alonside people like Shannon, MacKay, Carnap and Bar-Hillel. "On Human Communication" covers the range - from the technical of Shannon through semiotics and language to philosophy - and would be the ideal starting point for information and communication. I wish I'd read it years ago.

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