|Claude Shannon telecommunication|
- Information is
- symbol sequences
- (like these syllables)
- that can be counted,
- reduced to zeros
- and ones, stored, and
- without regard for
- meaning or importance.
- Claude Shannon figured
- an arrangement of
- switches could resolve
- any logical
- or arithmetic
- problem. He laid down
- essential limits
- on information
- storage, transmission,
- and processing.
- The cost of writing information is,
- minimum, one digital bit for a true or false.
- In practice, much more than that.
- How many interviews, how many reviews
- to make a few improvements to a manual?
- How many times must I repeat myself?
Success of English
- English pronunciations and spellings are irrational
- and weird, idioms and euphemisms are mysterious,
- but English has succeeded world-wide because
- it is the one language that you may butcher,
- mangle, and contort freely, and still
- be understood—the ideal language for poetry.