[e2e] a means to an end

Stefanos Harhalakis v13 at v13.gr
Thu Nov 13 02:08:19 PST 2008

On Thursday 13 November 2008, David P. Reed wrote:
> Sorry, you are wrong.  Physics has no notion of place associated with
> information, both in classical physics and in quantum physics.

In fact, information is not a physics "quantity" but a human interpretation of 
something (an action/state, a combination of other things, etc...). The only 
thing that physics says is that any kind of information cannot travel faster 
than the speed of light (which can be further expressed as: we cannot move 
the information carrier faster than c).

But this isn't actually relevant to the issue...

When 'information' is distributed (practically always - bits in RAM are 
distributed) then there is no single-location for it but at the end there 
actually is an area that stores the whole information (for example: earth, 
all Internet nodes, all nodes of Amazon's EC2, my hard disk, my 1st RAM 
module, etc).

Perhaps the question should be rephrased somehow like: Is information located 
in a single <network location id / (example: IP address)> node (or accessed 
via a single one)?

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