Hi Krassimir,

I think the main reason that we express 'information'  as a logarithmic 
function of the number of choices, n, may be because the human brain finds it 
easier to remember (and communicate and reason with)  10 than  10000000000, or 
100 than 1000000000. . . . 00000, etc.

All the best.


From: Krassimir Markov <mar...@foibg.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:06:54 PM
To: Foundation of Information Science
Cc: Sungchul Ji
Subject: If always n>0 why we need log

Dear Sung,

A simple question:

If always n>0 why we need log in

I = -log_2(m/n) = - log_2 (m) + log_2(n)   (1)

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