TR: SV: [Fis] info meaning

2007-10-05 Thread Christophe MENANT
Steven, In a few words, what I understand by “meaning”. 1) We all agree that the Shannon theory of information addresses the capacity of transmission of a communication channel. It does not deal at all with the possible meaning associated with the information. A different approach is needed.

RE: SV: [Fis] info meaning

2007-10-05 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, I agree with a lot of Christophe Menant's last mail, but I think that I can take it a step further. The expression of Bateson A difference which makes a difference presumes that there is a system or a series of events for which the differences can make a difference. This