[PD] CVs

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Thu May 26 15:15:14 CEST 2011

Another great quote, I apologise for reading it again, I am always 
bringing this one out because it's elegant, is Quine
who restates Shannon and Weaver in a way:

"The notion of information is indeed clear enough... it is central
to the theory of communication. It makes sense relative to one
or another pre-assigned matrix of alternatives... You have to
say in advance what features are going to count."

No pre-conception, no conception. Otherwise its novel, and a
confusing jumble until some ordering, naming and searching
of existing patterns has taken place. The next time, maybe
then it's okay for those sensible impressions to become
worthy of a symbol, like the number 42. In that case there
are necessary conditions for the perception of 42 trees
falling, other than the physical fact itself.

On Fri, 20 May 2011 13:01:54 +0800
Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:

>  chemicals and electricity inside the perceiver's physical head, 
>  models another part of the universe - what it calls the "42 trees
>  falling". 

Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

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