Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 10:26:29 BST

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    On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 01:45:11PM -0500, wrote:
    > >
    > Those people who are aware enough of the issues and sine qua
    > nons (conditions without which) of information and of its linguistic
    > representation and of the referent to which the term refers, that is,
    > philosophers, linguistics professionals and genuine information and
    > communication theorists (who, unlike you, understand that
    > information, to deserve the appelation, must consist of a
    > meaningful message symbolized in a code and conveyed from a
    > sender to a receiver via a carrier) will refuse to be swayed by either
    > the naive percentage of physicists who practice linguistics and
    > philosophy without training in those disciplines

    Jesus, Joe, you really think physicists and such who talk about
    information are practicing linguistics and philosophy? Can't you get
    your head around the simple fact that "information" means different
    things in sci/tech and in arts/humanities? They're not operating beyond
    their competence, they're talking about something else!

    Just try a web search on "information theory".

    Robin Faichney
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