boolean algebra

Meet the algebra at the heart of your computer!

Claude Shannon's ingenious insight linking physical circuits with Boolean algebra paved the way for modern computing.

The story of George Boole is an extraordinary example of collaboration across the centuries.

Modern computers wouldn't be possible without George Boole, who died before light bulbs even came on the market. We celebrate his 200th birthday with a look at the man and his work.

What do computers and light switches have in common? Yutaka Nishiyama illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.
Claude Shannon, who died on February 24, was the founder of Information Theory, which is the basis of modern telecommunications. Rachel Thomas looks at Shannon's life and works.
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