In the commentary, the phrasing: 'Heraclitus [...] maintains that everything is in constant flux and that the only constant in the universe is change' is misleading. While purposeful for the Phaedo since this may very well have been Plato's interpretation of Heraclitus, it is not necessarily correct from an objective point of view. While Heraclitus probably held that 'you can not step into the same river twice', 'Πάντα ῥεῖ' or 'everything floats' (by extension, everything is in a flux), was probably added by his disciple Cratylus,... Read more →
According to Neil Sloane , an AT&T Fellow who co-edited Shannon's large collection of papers in 1993, the perspective introduced by Shannon's communication theory (now called information theory ) is the foundation of the digital revolution , and every device containing a microprocessor or microcontroller is a conceptual descendant of Shannon's publication in 1948:  "He's one of the great men of the century. Without him, none of the things we know today would exist. The whole digital revolution started with him."  The unit shannon is named after Claude Shannon.