Re: Information basics 1 (revisited)

Chris Lofting (
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 17:49:57 +1000

From: "Chris Lofting" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Information basics 1 (revisited)
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 17:49:57 +1000

Hi Robin..

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Faichney <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, 18 April 1999 5:20
Subject: Information basics 1 (revisited)

>In message <008c01be8965$4f94b300$ce136ccb@ddiamond>, Chris Lofting
><> writes
>>Ah.. so you wish to use a dichotomy. Most do but this method has
>>that can sneak-up on you and you will confuse the properties of the method
>>with properties of the things under analysis. Do you realise that the the
>>apparent 1:1 nature of the dichotomy is in fact a 1:many?
>Thanks for your input, Chris. You have given me much to think about.
>On the other hand, it does seem somewhat tangential to my particular
>concerns here, so don't be offended if I carry on along the lines I've
>already started to develop, while pondering your points "off-line".

No problem, just be careful. Dichotomous analysis has its traps where the
perceived input is seen without regard to properties of the method
'colouring' the perception and so we experience illusions that we 'envalue'
and so are hard to remove/resolve later on, we get rigid in trying to defend
what has become an 'unreal' position.

This said, the success of dichotomous analysis/trichotomous synthesis
reflects an evolutionary adaption to local environment where information
'out there' has a form that resonates with the method.



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