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Kickapoo Ed

Initial excitement over the Knowledge Graph seems to have calmed down somewhat. That’s probably not surprising, as the reality of the first pass on such things does tend to fall short of the promises made at announcement time. Turns out

Posted in Noise, Organization, Signal, Speculation, Weight of information

Aggregated Aggregation

Aggregation of ownership within the media business has continued to the point that only six sets of management-types control 90% of information content, including what passes for news, available commercially to Americans. The view of who’s supplying what information is even less clear in the mashed up muddle of distributed and aggregated content.

Posted in Analysis, Censorship, Context, Noise, Rant, Signal, Weight of information

Weight of information: intended and unintended

I think the weight of information might be an essential characteristic, maybe one of the patterns that define information and distinguish one instance of it from another at a fundamental level. For another example, I’m pretty sure that transparency —

Posted in Analysis, Weight of information

Weight of Information I

During party chat, I was accused of being a notorious elitist. Librarian-types place enormous value on free access to information, certainly without censorship imposed directly by government or other controlling entities, and equally free of indirect censorship through interference by

Posted in Analysis, Rights, access, Weight of information