What is Information? A multidimensional concern

  title={What is Information? A multidimensional concern},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. D{\'i}az Nafr{\'i}a},
  journal={tripleC: Communication, Capitalism \& Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society},
  • José M. Díaz Nafría
  • Published 17 June 2010
  • Sociology
  • tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
Looking for an answer to the posed question, we will first go through a brief historical enquiry aiming at exploring the development of the uses given to the Latin word “information” from its Greek roots until its scientific formalisation in hands of the Mathematical Theory of Communication. Secondly and starting from the conceptual limitations of Shannon’s theory, we will put forward the most important theoretical demands claimed by many scientific and technical fields, directly concerned with… Expand

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