Claude Shannon’s New York Years

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Claude Shannon’s New York Years

by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:44 pm

Claude Shannon’s New York Years

"By day, Claude Shannon labored on top-secret war projects at Bell Labs. By night, he worked out the details of information theory. Looking back on the last months of 1940, Claude Shannon was quite open about his desire to avoid the World War II draft: 'Things were moving fast there, and I could smell the war coming along. And it seemed to me I would be safer working full-time for the war effort, safer against the draft, which I didn't exactly fancy. I was a frail man, as I am now.... I was trying to play the game, to the best of my ability. But not only that, I thought I'd probably contribute ..." http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/history/a-man-in-a-hurry-claude-shannons-new-york-years

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