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Saturday, July 14, 2018

What is information?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, James W. Rosenthal


What is information? Here is my definition:


Information is something that educates


I believe that the fundamental purpose of information is to educate. Information must have the ability to teach something. For example, imagine that you see a kiosk with some language and maps displayed. This is information because you can learn something from the kiosk.


I also believe that information is not necessarily true. There is a large amount of false information floating around in the universe. As long as the material has the potential to teach something true or not, I believe it qualifies as information.



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