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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mathmatics of Communication

The University of Illinois Press published Claude Shanon's The Mathmatical Theory of Communication in 1948. The brief book described how words, sounds and images could be converted into electrical blips and sent elctronically. That was the foundation of today's digital revolution in communication. Ironically the very institution that brought Shanon's idea into the fore is now contending closure of the printing press.

Two useful links: Wikipedia , The actual Book