Who coined the term, "bit" as a concatenation of "binary digit" in Communication Engineering?
On April 30, 2016 Claude Shannon, Father of Information Theory would have turned 100. Google celebrated the occasion with a doodle with two zeros and one 1 to indicate it was 100 years ago Shannon was born in Michigan.
For many years, The Telegraph, London newspaper was carrying a story that C. Shannon coined the term, "bit" in his legendary tech paper (1948). It turns out it was another mathematician and a colleague of Claude Shannon who coined the term in 1946, two years before Shannon used it in his famous paper.
Mrs. Betty Shannon with her husband's statue at Gaylord, MI.