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" Information is a name for the content of what is exchanged with the outer world as we adjust to it, and make our adjustment felt upon it. "
Information Technology and Moral Philosophy - Page 11
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Fuzzy Systems

Constantin Virgil Negoiță - Computers - 1981 - 111 pages
...explicitely known. If the Wiener definition of information is true, that it is a name for the context of what is exchanged with the outer world as we adjust to it, then it appears reasonable to assume that conceptualization is linked with strong structural stability....
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God Has Many Names

John Hick - Religion - 1982 - 140 pages
...that world constitute information. In the definition of Norbert Wiener, the father of cybernetics: "Information is a name for the content of what is...to it, and make our adjustment felt upon it." (The Human Use of Human Beings, p. 19; London: Sphere Books, 1968.) Thus information passes in the form...
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Analogical Thinking: Post-Enlightenment Understanding in Language ...

Ronald Schleifer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 222 pages
...nor energy. Instead, information is a mode of interacting with the world, "a name," Wiener writes, "for the content of what is exchanged with the outer...using information is the process of our adjusting to rhe contingencies of the outer environment, and our living effectively within that environment" 11967:2617l....
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Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution

Michael E. Hobart, Zachary S. Schiffman - Computers - 2000 - 320 pages
...Descartes's achievement through the words of Norbert Wiener (one of the gurus of our own information age): "Information is a name for the content of what is...adjust to it, and make our adjustment felt upon it." In this general, descriptive sense, 'information' applies exactly to the Cartesian project of regrounding...
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Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History

Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, Alessio Cavallaro - Computers - 2004 - 328 pages
...element of organization within organic and inorganic systems. Norbert Wiener defined information as "the content of what is exchanged with the outer world as we adjust to it, and make our adjustments felt upon it" (Wiener 1968, 19). "We," in Wiener's conception of cybernetics, referred...
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Visual FoxPro使用与开发技术(第二版)(高等院校计算机应用技术规划教材)

李雁翎, 李允俊, 王洪革 - Database management - 2005 - 325 pages
...to com prehend it, or fail to remember it, the investment will be wasted. Information is defined as the content of what is exchanged with the outer world...we adjust to it and make our adjustment felt upon it.1 By reacting appropriately to 37 。 肿 " " ' 伯 " 。 M " 。 " " " 。 。 E55 爪 。 " "...
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Cognitive Technologies and the Pragmatics of Cognition

Itiel E. Dror - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 184 pages
...relation between organisms and environment is also present in Wiener's definition of information as "a name for the content of what is exchanged with...adjust to it, and make our adjustment felt upon it" (Wiener 1948:19). A contemporary development of Wieners ideas has produced advances in the dynamical,...
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