I have been reading Ahlswede’s paper on An Elementary Proof of the Strong Converse Theorem for the Multiple-access Channel, J. Combinatorics, Information and System Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, 216-230. The preprint is here but I have a scanned version of the journal version thanks to the intrepid UC Libraries staff — they are a great resource!
By now, many of those in the Information Theory community have probably heard that Jack Wolf passed away last week. I didn’t get much of a chance to interact with Prof. Wolf during my time here at UCSD, but every time I did talk to him he was very warm and welcoming. He will really be missed.