Wednesday 18 February 2009

Barking and beating

From Valentino Braitenberg's introduction to Roederer's Information and its role in nature.
In our search for a proper place of "information" in a Theory of the World we have been barking up the wrong tree for centuries. Now we are beating around the bush from all sides
Yes, yes, yes! That's what's afoot.

He goes on:
Reading Roederer I get the impression that he knows exactly where the prey is hiding
Well, Information and its role in nature is one of the books I'm part way through. You know when you are downloading several documents at once and you wonder if it would have been better to do one at a time... well Roederer is paused while I brush up my semiotics with Chandler (Online here - though I'm reading the paperback.)

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