The Living Force
Shijing said:Since information (and information theory) has been discussed in recent sessions, I thought it would be good to start a discussion thread on the topic.
So please feel free to discuss...
Is there something about Information (Theory) that's not making sense? Is there a specific question or questions to start with, for example? It's kind of hard for me to tell what anyone wants.
Laura said:The problem is, reading the text is somehow unsatisfying. I can't quite put my finger on it. It's like the writer/speaker unnecessarily complicates things and goes all over the place quoting this person and that person, but there is no "seating" of the information though she is diligently attempting to transmit it! I'd be interested if anybody else has a similar reaction to the text/script.
Similar reaction to the text here. To me, what's missing is a coherent theoretical underpinning; or, as Einstein said (paraphrasing): "Theory determines what you can see." That could be deliberate, though, since she mentions that her explanation will develop over the course of her presentation.
My reaction could be compared to entering a river with an intention of crossing it, getting picked up by several cross-currents and not quite making it to the other side.