[e2e] a means to an end
touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Nov 12 13:27:33 PST 2008
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David P. Reed wrote:
> It is fundamentally wrong to say that *information* exists at a place.
> Storage exists at a place.
> A bit of information is fundamentally distinct in category and reality
> from a bit of storage. Only computer scientists are so confused and
> deluded as to think that information and storage container are the same
Information is the uncertainty of an outcome of an event. That event is
typically the interpretation of one or more symbols, those symbols are
tangeable, and have a location.
This computer scientist didn't say anything about storage.
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