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> >While the method of encoding the data is important to its transmission,
> >message thus encoded can be lost, misconstrued or ignored. The receiver
> >to do the work of decoding the message and make an effort to understand
> >intent of the sender. Just writing and broadcasting the words is not
> >Transmitting an idea is a complicated process that goes far beyond keying
> >words onto a surface for someone to read.
>The Rorshach test basically proceeds according to the human propinquity to
>abstract patterns from presented data; this can flow over into them
>imposing those patterns instead, just like seeing shapes in clouds, and all
>that which is imposed is imposed from within, not communicated from
>without. However, intentionally meaning-laden messages (such as this one,
>or e=mc*2) are far from such situations. The successful communication of
>an idea requires more than merely interpretation of a message; it also
>requires a message to interpret.
Yep. That's pretty much what I said. Not everything is a message and not
every message is completely transmitted and understood.
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