Boole and Shannon shared a deep interest in the mathematics of probability. Boole’s interest was, of course, not related to the theory of computation—he was a century too early for that—while Shannon’s mathematical theory of communication and information processing is replete with probabilistic analyses. There is, nevertheless, an important intersection between what the two men did, and that’s what I’ll show you in this chapter. I will not go very deeply at all into what either man did with the subject of probability, but rather my intent here is to simply give you a flavor of how they

EP - 113 PB - Princeton University Press PY - 2013 SN - 9780691151007 SP - 88 T2 - The Logician and the Engineer T3 - How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.cttq957s.9 Y2 - 2021/09/17/ ER -