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Quantum Processes Systems, and Information by Michael Westmoreland, Benjamin Schumacher

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1  Bits and quanta

1.1  Information and bits

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On the evening of 18 April 1775, British troops garrisoned in Boston prepared to move west to the towns of Lexington and Concord to seize the weapons and capture the leaders of the rebellious American colonists. The colonists had anticipated such a move and prepared for it. However, there were two possible routes by which the British might leave the city: by land via Boston Neck, or directly across the water of Boston Harbor. The colonists had established a system of spies and couriers to carry the word ahead of the advancing troops, informing the colonial militias exactly when, and by what road, the ...

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