Monday, November 2, 2015

Today is George Boole's birthday!!!

Today is George Boole's birthday!!! 
(you'd know from the Google's Doodle today)

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Do you know who is George Boole?

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He is an English mathematician, educator and logician, who introduced the Boolean algebra, which describes the logical relations in digital electronics and modern programming languages :D

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I still remember the 'cool' way to jot notes back in my uni time; for example 'x∧y' instead of 'x and y', which saved a lot of time (and the life of my pen) :D I can tell you, only mathematicians can read my notes; others would have no idea what was I writing!!

Some interesting facts about George Boole (source:
  • He has been Called the ‘Father of the Information Age’.
  • A Shoemaker’s Son, he became a Teacher at the age of 16 Despite Lacking a Formal Education.
  • Married educational psychologist Mary Everest in 1855, a niece of the man after whom the world’s highest mountain is named. They had 5 talented daughters, one of whom Ethel Voynich, wrote the best-selling novel  The Gadfly.
  • Became a teacher at the age of 16 and opened his own school at the age of 21.
  • Boole was a Self-Taught Linguist.
  • Boole founded two schools in Lincoln.
  • He Was the Inspiration for Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ Nemesis.
  • He Died of Pneumonia at Age 49.

What a great man that made an impact to the world today :)

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