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Yutaka Nishiyama </div>
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What do computers and light switches have in common? <b>Yutaka Nishiyama</b> illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic. </div>
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<p><i>A light switch is a simple object: it's either on or off. But this simple binary system is enough to illustrate Boolean algebra, on which all modern computers are based. <b>Yutaka Nishiyama</b> illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.</i></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue36/features/nishiyama/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue36/features/nishiyama/index#comments36artificial intelligenceboolean algebracomputer sciencelogiclogic gatetruth tableWed, 28 Sep 2005 16:38:18 +00002273 at https://plus.maths.org/contentRIP Claude Shannon
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Rachel Thomas </div>
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Claude Shannon, who died on February 24, was the founder of Information Theory, which is the basis of modern telecommunications. <b>Rachel Thomas</b> looks at Shannon's life and works. </div>
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<p>What do the following all have in common: digital communications, juggling machines, mechanical maze-solving mice and motorized pogo sticks? The answer is that they were all invented by the mathematician Claude Shannon.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/rip-claude-shannon" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/rip-claude-shannon#comments15binary codeboolean algebraMon, 30 Apr 2001 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2186 at https://plus.maths.org/content