Issue No.01 - January-March (2008 vol.30)
Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan , Northwestern University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2008.9
The historical pedigree and meaning of "information" has been hotly contested since its scientific definition in the 1940s. Scientists have authored very different explanations for the origins of informational research, the scope of information theory, and the historical significance of its findings. This survey classifies the historical literature into genres, offering a view into the changing environment of computer research.
Claude Shannon, cybernetics, historiography, history of information theory, information theory
Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan, "Historiographic Conceptualization of Information: A Critical Survey", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.30, no. 1, pp. 66-81, January-March 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.9