Re: Information -- a working definition?

Subject: Re: Information -- a working definition?
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:45:32 -0700

The words datum, data, information, knowledge, wisdom, and so forth
have long established meanings that pre-date the distinctions we're
trying to draw among them here.

Why not just document what we do for a living and bypass the
definitions? ...RM


On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 5:54 AM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> It might be useful to actually try to define information.  If we can agree on a working definition, we might even get a clearer understanding of what we do for a living.

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