Still, I found the most recent one, on a guy called Claude Shannon, quite interesting not only to note but to write a blog post as well. And while the doodles have of late been slipping in quality and creativity, this one seems to have put the shine back: what with a cute cartoon of Claude juggling zeroes and ones bang in the middle of the letters that make up Google, dissecting it into GOO and GLE.
I also felt embarrassed, nay ashamed, that I had to refer to the pioneer of information theory and unarguably a great mathematical genius, as "a guy called..." in the above para. Time.com headlined its piece on Shannon as The Juggling Unicyclist Who Pedaled Us Into the Digital Age.
Now, that's indeed quite a fitting and interestingly written tribute!
Let's look at how some of the other media sites and scientific portals describe him in their articles (post- as well as pre-doodle celebrating his birth centenary):
Without Shannon's information theory there would have been no internet (The Guardian)
Claude Shannon: Tinkerer, Prankster, and Father of Information Theory (IEEE Spectrum)
Claude Shannon: Reluctant Father of the Digital Age (MIT Technology Review)
Celebration time for Gaylord's Shannon, who 'changed the course of human history' (PetoskeyNews.com)
Keep doodling, Google!