A Mind at Play
A Mind at Play How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age By Soni, Jimmy Book - 2017

Waited for this book at least 6 months. This book is worth waiting for. Not only it dispel the info that CS won the Noble prize (it is different Nobel Prize, not that Nobel Prize), it also show the bad judgment of not including one of human highest achievement, math in the Noble list. Well, CS biography is very interesting. As someone who try to study Boolean Algebra to analyse switching/electrical relays, I really enjoyed the story of how CS master thesis was greeted to the math and engineering world in the 40s. By 70s and 80s it has become a basic knowledge and heavily used. Then Shannon moved on to a topic that seems to be a result of his mentor's idea to open up new filed of inquiry to this great mind: Genetics. Unfortunately VB idea did not turn the same result as the briloliance and usefulness of Shannon's use of Boolean Alggebra. Luckily his paper that started in Princeton's Institute of Advanced Study on Math Theory of Communication created a big stir and open up a new Mat and EE new filed and made CS a somebody, whose idea is and will be remembered for a long time.

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