Will.Whim

A weblog by Will Fitzgerald

Claude Shannon

Random notes about Claude Shannon., the founder of information theory. Although Wikipedia says he was born in Petoskey, Michigan, a statue of him was erected in Gaylord Michigan as part of six statues erected in his honor, including the University of Michigan. The lispmeister found the TeX source for Shannon’s seminal A Mathematical Theory of Communication.

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5 responses to “Claude Shannon

  1. Daniel Lemire August 12, 2005 at 8:55 pm

    What a beautiful paper that was.

  2. Michael Hannemann August 17, 2005 at 9:00 pm

    Petoskey! When I was camping in Michigan with Jen’s folks, around Sleeping Bear Dunes, I found many. None of them as good as this(*), but hunting about for Michigan’s State Rock became a highlight of the trip.

    (*)

  3. Will August 17, 2005 at 9:59 pm

    That’s because that’s a polished petosky, of course. Petosky hunting can become obsessive, and can lead one to ignore the beauties around one … I’ve seen it happen many a time….

  4. Michael Hannemann August 18, 2005 at 2:02 pm

    I do need to figure out how to polish & preserve mine. Don’t worry, it won’t become an obsession — it was merely a fun diversion on a beach walk. (Really, I can quit any time… err…)

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