Reading Quiz #2, A Mind at Play

Answer the following prompts, with short answers of up to 250 words. Make sure to quote from the book in your answer. Did I mention that you have to quote from the book in your answer? Well you do!

It’s reasonable to call Claude Shannon the father of the digital computer. Digital music software is impossible without his work. “Information theory” is not that easy to grasp, but it underpins every single thing you do with a computer or a smartphone or any digital device.

1. Give an example of “redundancy” in the English language. Don’t do the Q and the U!

2. What is the relationship between “information” and surprise?

3. What does Shannon have to say about the relationship between Information and meaning? What do YOU have to say about it?