Claude Elwood Shannon
(30 Apr 1916 - 27 Feb 2001)
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When you are famous it is hard to work on small problems. This is what did [Claude Elwood] Shannon in. After information theory, what do you do for an encore? The great scientists often make this error. They fail to continue to plant the little acorns from which the mighty oak trees grow. They try to get the big thing right off. And that isnt the way things go. So that is another reason why you find that when you get early recognition it seems to sterilize you.
- 30 Apr - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Shannon's birth.