hard to picture

John Robinson Pierce (the Bell Labs engineer who had come up with the word transistor) mused afterward: “It is hard to picture the world before Shannon as it seemed to those who lived in it. It is difficult to recover innocence, ignorance, and lack of understanding.”

James Gleick 2011 The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=F2076A7EC273A87B343E33864730009B&open=0

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