# Bits & Bytes

## Basic To The Basics

It’s been but half a century since the father of the Information Age, Claude Shannon, published the now industry-revered A Mathematical Theory of Communication dissertation. That’s the name of the declassified version published publicly by the then mid-30s mathematician in 1949. The previously classified version, however, was a war-effort published by the prestigious Bell Labs named “A Mathematical Theory of Cryptography." Many of the core principles that were published in the popular theory of communication stemmed from the secretive theory of cryptography. In fact…