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Claude Shannon died on Saturday



I thought you might be interrested in this news.

Claude Shannon ("A mathematical theory of Communication", 1948) died on
Saturday.

Slashdot discussion:
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/02/27/1240240&mode=thread&threshold=1

Bell Labs News:
http://www.bell-labs.com/news/2001/february/26/1.html

A mathematical theory of Communication:
http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/what/shannonday/shannon1948.pdf

Though he was probably not a ham I think his death deserves a little
attention by us since he is regarded by most people involved in the field
as the founder of information theory.

  -- Jens
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