Re: Information

Felix Ungman (
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 01:05:57 +0100

Andrew :
>So with that in mind, information is not fundamental, because for information
>to exist there must be things =about= which there can be information. I might
>be misreading how you're using the word information though.

I think the original comment was about information theory, which disregards
the "about" thing, and hands over the problem of interpretation to other
scientists (psychologists? computer scientists?). From the information
theoretic point of view, information is very fundamental, and it's basic
building block, the *bit* is pervasive. It's a very simple minded view
though, so you shouldn't be suprised that it claims fundamentality.