birth announcements carried by drum in 19th-century Africa to the invention of
the idea of the "bit" by a Bell Labs researcher, James Gleick -- the
author of cerebral yet addictive works such as Genius: The Life and Science of
Richard Feynman and Chaos: Making a New Science -- charts the ocean of data we are now struggling
March 7: "Corporate America now desperately needs the powers associated with the poetic imagination not only to see its way through the present whirligig of change, but also, because poetry asks for accountability..."