Friday, 29 January 2016

Information on information

Here's an idea I happened upon:

"Information without an infrastructure is faulty." (Unattributed)

As somebody who has to read student essays which typically do not demonstrate particularly developed writing skills, I can see something in this quote. An 'essay' that is little more than a string of gathered facts without any structure or theme is, indeed, faulty. Information it seems must be structured to be informative.

Does this mean that the infrastructure, in conveying that structure to the information (at the top level), is itself a form of information?