Claude E. Shannon Juggler

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This is part two of an earlier blog post about Claude Shannon.

In 1948 Claude Elwood Shannon created “Information Theory” which eventually gave us the fax machine, CD, digital wireless telephone and MP3. He codeveloped the integrated circuit, artificial intelligence, and even genomics.

Wikipedia credits him with founding both the digital computer and digital circuit design theory in his 1937 MIT master’s thesis. That thesis was also “hailed as the most important thesis of all time,” by ATT.

He also invented the first juggling machine.

Here he is in the backyard of his home near Boston:

The scientist Claude Shannon juggling in his backyard © Stanley Rowin

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