A friend of mine sent me the following:
> >From a posting on alt.obituaries:
> > Dr. Claude Elwood Shannon, the American mathematician and computer
> > scientist whose theories laid the groundwork for the electronic
> > communications networks that now lace the earth, died on Saturday in
> > Medford, Mass., after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.
> He also had a quote in Omni Magazine in 1987: "I visualize a
> time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans. I am
> rooting for the machines."
> He was the Shannon of Shannon's law, C = B log_2(S/N).
> --- Joe Fineman email@example.com
> ||: When smart people are trying to second-guess fools and vice :||
> ||: versa, it gets hard to tell them apart. :||
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