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George Boole laid the groundwork for what we know today as Information Theory through the publication of his masterpiece, An Investigation of the laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities. In this work, published when the author was 39, Boole reduced logic to an extremely simple type of algebra, in which 'reasoning' is carried out through manipulating formulas simpler than those used in secondyear traditional algebra. His theory of logic, which recognizes three basic operations  AND, OR and NOT  was to become germane to the development of telephone circuit switching and the design of electronic computers. Biography
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