In honor of George Boole (2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864)

Boole was the inventor of Boolean Logic, which is the basis of modern digital computer logic and he is regarded in hindsight as one of the founders of the field of computer science.

… no general method for the solution of questions in the theory of probabilities can be established which does not explicitly recognise … those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning …

Boolean logic is a complete system for logical operations and has many applications in electronics, computer hardware and software, and is the base of digital electronics. In 1938, Claude Shannon showed how electric circuits with relays were a model for Boolean logic. This fact soon proved enormously consequential with the emergence of the electronic computer. See the Wikipedia entry for more information about boolean logic