Stafford Beer defines information as data that changes the state of a system. Data that doesn't change is is not information.

@tikkun_olamunist It's an interesting idea. I suspect this definition could be of some use in the software world where that distinction is important and way too often overlooked.

@feoh I'm surprised you haven't read *Brain of the Firm* yet.

@tikkun_olamunist I read the first third, but it's dead tree, which means I can only read when I'm home and have a magnifying glass at hand. I'll get there. It'll happen :)

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