logic (of which Boolean algebra is a field) can be said to have had its
beginning with Leibnitz in the first part of the eighteenth century and
was later developed more fully by George Boole.
forgotten for a while, Boolean algebra came into its own with the
invention and perfection of the modern computer.
anyone wishing to understand the logical functions of computer
circuitry, a knowledge of Boolean algebra is essential.
abc's of Boolean Algebra
by Allan Lytel and Lawrence Buckmaster
W. Sams & Co., 1972