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|From:||Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Fri, 8 Feb 2008 00:21:17 -0600|
At 9:38 AM +0800 2/8/08, Rob Freeman wrote:
On Feb 8, 2008 1:53 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Maybe I wasn't following the conversation properly. Forgive me if I interrupted inappropriately.
No, I made up the term to express an idea that I only have a vague, tentative and intuitive grasp of.
Google gives 13 hits for it. I need better keywords
I take it to be obvious that a random sequence cannot encode information about anything other than itself. Right? The key word here is "about". Information - actual information - is always information about something. Information theory does not address this idea: it only measures quantity and capacity of information.
Bohr/Heisenberg if I understand you correctly refers to our inability
Well, not just ability: the two values really don't exist to be measured. But yes, that was the idea.
If that is true I also think
information bearing capacity is at a maximum?
Simpler than that. The 'aboutness' requires some lost informational capacity. I have no idea why, or even whether this makes sense. I probably shouldn't have raised the matter: it was only a very suggestive and intuitive analogy. I can't defend or elaborate it any better at present.
Thanks for your interest.
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