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Who's Who in IT: Question #3

Who's Who in IT: Question #3

 
Use the clues below to help you identify an important person in IT.

- I published my first book, The Mathematical Analysis of Logic, in 1847.

- I am credited with being the first mathematician to successfully demonstrate that logic could be represented by algebraic equations.

- After getting caught in the rain and catching a cold, my wife dumped buckets of water on me because it seemed logical to her that whatever had caused my illness would also cure me. (I died of pneumonia.)

- When you use a search engine, you use my mathematical concepts to locate information by defining a relationship between the terms you enter.

 

Who am I? _________________________________


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Answer: George Boole, creator of Boolean logic.

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