September 25th, 2007 Comments Off link to (permalink) posted by david
Even if information theory doesn’t become the cornerstone of Physics, an outcome that now seems plausible, Shannon’s contribution to science is immeasurable. The encoding in this video itself is a result of Shannon’s ideas.
People are just starting to put up statues of Shannon, in future he will surely be remembered as the most important home grown scientist of the 20th Century.
Trivia: Shannon was a distant relative of Edison.