"Shannon is really responsible for the digital revolution." #readingToday
"For everybody who built communication systems, before [Shannon], it was a matter of trying to find a way to send voice, trying to find a way to send data, like Morse code," recalled Gallager. "The thing that Claude said is that you don't have to worry about all those different things." Now their worries had a far more productive outlet: the coding, storage, and transmission of bits. "Once all the engineers were doing that, they start making this enormously rapid progress, start finding better and better ways of digitizing things and of storing and of communicating these very simple objects called binary digits, instead of these very complicated things like voice waveforms. If you look at it that way, Shannon is really responsible for the digital revolution."
"A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age" by Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman
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