Overview. Early History and Philosophical Considerations. Smoluchowski Trap Doors and Information Acquisition. Information Erasure: Landauer's Principle. Quantum Nuances. Algorithmic Information. Computation: Thermodynamics and Limits.
"MD2 is an excellent presentation of the dominant approach to
the Demon in recent years. It is the second, greatly revised,
edition of a collection that appeared in 1990 (hereafter MD1) and
contributed significantly to the Demon's recent popularity. Let me
conclude by highly recommending MD2 as an introduction to
mainstream Demonology: its introduction is a very good outline of
this approach, the reprinted articles are among the most
influential in their fields, and the comprehensive annotated
bibliography is a tool without which-since MD1 came out in
1990-work in the field can hardly be imagined."
-Orly R. Shenker, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Volume 35, Issue 3