[TUHS] RIP Claude Shannon
doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Tue Feb 27 06:47:46 AEST 2018
> [Bob Fano} still has a reverential photograph of Shannpn
> hanging in his office.
Alas, no, Fano died in 2016 at age 98.
More memories: Fano was among the grad students who came to
ice-skating parties at our house in the mid-40s--the house near
Shannon's later abode. I did not really get to know him until
Multics days. His gravelly mafioso voice would scare you off--until
you saw the irrepressible twinkle in his eye. A beloved and
inspiring leader, worthy of Dave Horsfall's calendar.
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