[TUHS] RIP Claude Shannon

Doug McIlroy 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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