On 12/20/2012 9:40 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
How can you store info on a particle ?
You store it by the position of the particle or some particle property like
Let's make this as simple as possible and say that you decide to write
some "information" on a piece of paper in the form of 1's and 0's.
Is that really information ? No. Not unless you provide additional
information such as
a) a definition of what information is
b) where the information is (address)
c) could this just be junk ?
d) how to read the 1's and 0's apart from the blank spaces
e) what spurious info from the blank spaces means
j) how to tell that spurious information from 1's and 0's.
e) how to.....
For every step I add, hoping to clear up the
issue once and for all, other problems come to life,
as in the Greek myth of Jason and the Dragon's teeth:
The issue clears up when you take an operational viewpoint. It's information if it makes
a difference in your actions when you read it.
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