Re: Pizza Example
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 18:16:37 GMT
"Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> Let's decompose the real world into its fundamental particles. Ooops ...
> we've suddenly lost cause-and-effect !
And yet most systems, including operating systems, add power and flexibility by ignoring cause and effect - or more particularly, by coupling them as loosely as possible. Perhaps the same doesn't apply to information, but perhaps it does.
> There is a limit to lossless decomposition - quantum mechanics says so.
I thought entropy said so? Besides, it still depends on what you're losing.