Summary: Information Multicasts
Robert J. McEliece
21 Dec 2004 8:35 a.m.
The Original Text
"The fundamental problem of communication is that of re-
producing at one point either exactly or approximately a
message selected at another point."
(C. Shannon, 1948)
A Post-Internet Exegesis
"The fundamental problem of [network] communication is
that of reproducing at one [set of nodes] either exactly
or approximately [one or more messages] selected at an-
other [set of nodes]"
Prologue: Why Ford-Fulkerson Does Not Apply
Fluid Flow Information Flow