Let us now praise insufficiently famous men: Claude Shannon

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Claude Elwood Shannon (1916-2001)

Claude Elwood Shannon (1916-2001) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)lies absolutely all the communication on the internet.


Claude Shannon, who was born exactly a century ago, is the reason you are reading this – his work on signal processing lies behind all the communication on the internet.

Shannon’s master work was his MSc thesis – the unreachable target which is dangled in front of every computer science masters student.