[TUHS] RIP Claude Shannon

Mike Markowski mike.ab3ap at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 22:44:30 AEST 2018

Maybe more accurate, "cannot be *overstated*"?  :-)

- Mike Markowski

On 02/24/2018 07:03 PM, Charles H Sauer wrote:
> In the early 70s I became aware of Shannon, the Nyquist Theorem, and 
> digital audio, and naively started collecting TTL parts to try to build 
> my own music computer (I still have bags of those parts in the garage...).
>  From 
> http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/etext/digital_audio/chapter5_digital.shtml: 
> "Twenty years later, Claude Shannon, mathematician and early computer 
> scientist, also working at Bells Labs and then M.I.T., developed a proof 
> for the Nyquist theory (thereby making it a theorem)*. The importance of 
> their work to information theory, computing, networks and digital audio 
> cannot be understated."
> -----Original Message----- From: Dave Horsfall
> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 3:44 PM
> To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society
> Subject: [TUHS] RIP Claude Shannon
> We lost Claude Shannon on this day in 2001.  He was a mathematician,
> electrical engineer, and cryptographer; he is regarded as the "father" of
> information theory, and he pioneered digital circuit design.  Amongst
> other things he built a barbed-wire telegraph, the "Ultimate Machine" (it
> reached up and switched itself off), a Roman numeral computer ("THROBAC"),
> the Minivac 601 (a digital trainer), a Rubik's Cube solver, a mechanical
> mouse that learned how to solve mazes, and outlined a chess program
> (pre-Belle).  He formulated the security mantra "The enemy knows the
> system", and did top-secret work in WW-2 on crypto and fire-control
> systems.

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