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Claude E. Shannon (1961 - 2001) was an American electrical engineer and mathematician, known today as the founder of Information Theory, and for early research into artificial intelligence.

He is responsible for the invention of the game he called Bird Cage (known today as the Shannon Switching game), as documented by Martin Gardiner in his book "The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions". This game was later found to be equivalent to the game of Bridg-It, invented independently by another mathematician, David Gale.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Shannon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_switching_game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gale

Book reference:
"The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions", by Martin Gardiner, 1961.

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