@dredmorbius I haven't, looks fascinating! maybe the same gist as James Gleick's _The Information_?
@aparrish Quite probably, though a few decades earlier. I've got Gleick's book but have only briefly searched through it.
(I am ... rather overwhelmed with information.)
I'd run across Campbell in the 1980s, quite the formative book.
@aparrish He's also got a book on lies and liars.
Generalistic and moderated instance.