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TURING'S CATHEDRAL The Origins of the Digital Universe

by | Read by Arthur Morey

Contemporary Culture • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

It takes a long time to get to Alan Turing's 1936 paper "On Computable Numbers." Even George Washington fits into George Dyson's time line to the digital era. The many stops along the way include DNA research, the founding of Princeton's Math Department, and the development of the hydrogen bomb. Further details include a love story set against a WWII backdrop and action at the gaming tables. For the most part, Arthur Morey's narration maintains listener interest as all the threads are tied together. While Morey’s reading occasionally creates excitement, it is capable in a low-key way that doesn't draw attention to itself. While it might not cross over for a general audience, listeners interested in the digital revolution will find the journey fascinating. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307969064 $45.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780307969071 $24.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307969088 $45.00 • Thirteen CDs

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