Information is for Everyone by Peter Farwell and Henry Gladney

Patterns of the Information Revolution

Information for Everyone is a book for late secondary school, early college, and curious adult readers.

For humanities students, it is an easy source for information philosophy. Tools for sharing information include books, papers, telephones, and computers, but information is more basic than any tool with which it is created, stored, shared, or enjoyed.

In 50 B.C., Lucretius taught that information is inherent in a pattern—a letter order. In the 14th century, when the word ‘information’ first appeared, it meant something like “incrimination”. Since then it has taken on many meanings. Its Latin precursor is informare—to shape, to mold, to infuse with form. Where? In the mind. We become informed.

Information for Everyone draws on influential 20th-century philosophers. It uses only everyday English, and avoids highfalutin language. 32 diagrams help its readability.

The Publication date is expected to be August 2020.

Henry M. Gladney

Henry M. Gladney, born in Prague, was educated at Trinity College, Toronto, and Princeton. He took top honors in each, and was with IBM Research for 37 years. Henry has published 75 refereed papers, 11 patents, a Digital Document magazine, and 2 books: Preserving Digital Information and No Taxation without Representation.

Peter Farwell

Peter Farwell is a chartered professional accountant and certified financial analyst. He was an early purchaser of an Apple II and an avid user of VisiCalc. He is a retired partner of public accounting firm Ernst & Young. He was the leader of the Canadian firm’s services to the high technology industry for 14 years. He is the author and co-author of numerous studies, articles, and speeches focusing on the technology industry and the author of “IBM: Can It Survive,” and “Artificial Intelligence and the Job Market.”

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