Caleb Scharf

The Ascent of Information

2021 003.54 SCH Tigard Library

I wanted to like this book. Rather than surprising, it was prolix and sometimes inaccurate.

Here's the cited Anders article:

What the graphs are actually measuring is the rapid globalization of internet access, combined with the rapid drop of energy per customer as electronic efficiency increases. Most of the world has some form of internet access in 2020; unless we train ants to use "smart" phones, we are approaching peak power, not exponential runaway.

Scharf (last edited 2021-12-08 00:00:17 by KeithLofstrom)