Re: Pizza Example
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:35:59 +0100
In message <94dic.11396$mv5.10666_at_newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>, Eric Kaun
>"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.
It's quantum. If there's a quanta of change then entropy says you've
lost information :-)
-- Anthony W. Youngman - wol at thewolery dot demon dot co dot uk HEX wondered how much he should tell the Wizards. He felt it would not be a good idea to burden them with too much input. Hex always thought of his reports as Lies-to-People. The Science of Discworld : (c) Terry Pratchett 1999Received on Sat Apr 24 2004 - 00:35:59 CEST