Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id NAA00383 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Tue, 15 May 2001 13:58:44 +0100 Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 09:12:05 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Information Message-ID: <20010515091205.A943@ii01.org> References: <3AFC51FB.28858.10E8C8E@localhost>; <20010514173813.A447@ii01.org> <3AFFECA3.3869.10F66F@localhost> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <3AFFECA3.3869.10F66F@localhost>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:33:07PM -0500 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:33:07PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On 14 May 2001, at 17:38, Robin Faichney wrote:
> > Information is not a particular thing whose attributes
> > cannot conflict with one another -- "information", on the other hand,
> > is a word that can be, and is, used in various ways, some of which are
> > quite different from each other. Communication theory, as that term
> > is normally, consensually used, is about the fundamentals of
> > communication: what's required *before* meaning can be conveyed.
> And that which is being conveyed has SOME meaning to qualify as
> INFORMation, plus it must be conveyed to someone in order to
Your dogmatism is futile. Look up "information theory" and/or
"communication theory" in any relevant reference work. For students in
computing, telecoms and physics, this is first year stuff. You are *way*
out of line. I didn't particularly like the fact that "information"
is used in such counter-intuitive ways, when I first came across it,
but I wasn't so stupid as to think I could change it.
-- Robin Faichney Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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