Christmas Tree Story: How Claude Shannon invented the Future

Claude Shannon - Estate of Francis Bello / Science Source

Wonderful tribute to Claude Shannon by David Tse, in Quanta Magazine.

He (Shannon) never won a Nobel Prize, and he wasn’t a celebrity like Albert Einstein or Richard Feynman, either before or after his death in 2001. But more than 70 years ago, in a single groundbreaking paper, he laid the foundation for the entire communication infrastructure underlying the modern information age.

So true…

I remember my College days when I discovered the famous Shannon theorem written by our Information Theory Professor on the chalkboard. I remember the discussions we had about merging Analog and Digital worlds (it was in the 80s !).

Shannon passed out in 2001. He would have loved our Quantum Computing days.

You can read this article there.