Monday, February 28, 2011

Claude E. Shannon - father of information engineering

If we speak about people who shaped informatics / software engineering, we cannot forget "the father of information age", Shannon, who died nearly exactly 10 years ago, on february 24th, 2001. One of his writing was claimed the "Magna Charta of the Information Age" - and probably this essay shaped our present much more than the now 10 years old other "Magna Charta".

Without him, we may not be able to listen to CDs or MP3s, or make phone calls on our mobile, let alone connect to a WiFi network.

But who was this guy?