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Re: Pizza Example

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:35:59 +0100
Message-ID: <siTcDhAPpZiAFwdl@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <94dic.11396$mv5.10666_at_newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>, Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com> writes
>"Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:kaXeN8ESmwhAFw3Z_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk...
>> 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.

Touche.

It's quantum. If there's a quanta of change then entropy says you've lost information :-)
>
>- erk
>
>

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