A Man in a Hurry: Claude Shannon’s New York Years - IEEE Spectrum


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Photo: Nokia Bell Labs Moonlighting: Employed by Bell Labs during World War II, Claude Shannon [at chalkboard] still found time to work on his own research.…
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july 2017 by fintelkai
By day, Claude Shannon labored on top-secret war projects at Bell Labs. By night, he worked out the details of information theory
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july 2017 by geetarista
of his former neighbor, though the two rarely interacted while under the same roof.

Though the building’s live-in super and housekeeper, Freddy, thought Shannon morose and a bit of a loner, Shannon did befriend and date his neighbor Maria. They met when the volume of his music finally forced her to knock on his door; a friendship, and a romantic relationship, blossomed from her complaint.

Maria encouraged him to dress up and hit the town. “Now this is good!” he would exclaim when a familiar tune hit the radio on their drives. He read to her from James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, the latter his favorite author. He was, she remembered, preoccupied with the math problems he worked over in the evenings, and he was prone to writing down stray equations on napkins at restaurants in the middle of meals. He had few strong opinions about the war or politics, but many about this or that jazz musician. He had become interested in William Sheldon’s theories about body types and their accompanying personalities, and he looked to Sheldon to understand his own rail-thin (in Sheldon’s term, ectomorphic) frame.
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july 2017 by henryfarrell
RT : Excerpt from Shannon's new bio:
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july 2017 by todbot
By day, Claude Shannon labored on top-secret war projects at Bell Labs. By night, he worked out the details of information theory
july 2017 by austinpmaher
Claude Shannon at Bell Labs
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july 2017 by demon386
Photo: Nokia Bell Labs Moonlighting: Employed by Bell Labs during World War II, Claude Shannon [at chalkboard] still found time to work on his own research.…
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july 2017 by matttrent
Excerpt from "A Mind at Play," a new book about Claude Shannon and the invention of information theory.
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july 2017 by johnmfrench
Photo: Nokia Bell Labs Moonlighting: Employed by Bell Labs during World War II, Claude Shannon [at chalkboard] still found time to work on his own research.…
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july 2017 by aktaplin
It turns out that there were three certified geniuses at BTL [Bell Telephone Laboratories] at the same time, Claude Shannon of information theory fame, John Pierce, of communication satellite and traveling wave amplifier fame, and Barney. Apparently the three of those people were intellectually INSUFFERABLE. They were so bright and capable, and they cut an intellectual swath through that engineering community, that only a prestige lab like that could handle all three at once.
july 2017 by spectrevision
just in case you missed this, maybe of interest?
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july 2017 by psychemedia