What is Information?

How do you define information, and how does that definition overlap or differ with how others might define it? In this video, we look at some definitions Inside (and outside) of Information Science to see if we can develop a nice, one-size-fits-all definition for everyone.


Works Cited

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  • Rutledge, T. “The Man Who Invented Information Theory.” http://bostonreview.net/science-nature/tom-rutledge-man-who-invented-information-theory
  • Shannon, C.E. “A Mathematical Theory of Communication.” http://sites.google.com/site/parthochoudhury/aMToC_CShannon.pdf
  • Claude Shannon image (CC-BY-2.0) from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tekniskamuseet/6832884236