Replying to LO28184 --
information is neutral until put in a defined context and then it takes on
a particular meaning. It is this meaning that is acted upon and refined
also information as organised data is infinite, it requires context to
delimit it so it can be used.
context is the particular frame of mind of the observer. each person thus
sees what he wants to see.
In a message dated 4/10/2002 5:13:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Dear Organlearners,
> Think of the following. We are in a pitch dark place. Dozens of strange
> objects have sharp edges to them so that when we stumble against them, we
> will get hurt, sometimes even fatally. But we have to move around in this
> place. How will we do it safely?
> One solution is to use a stick like a blind person does. But then we still
> have the problem that although we can point out these objects, we cannot
> touch them self.
> The obvious solution is to have light -- a candle or a torch. Even with
> the smallest candle or torch we will get enough light to find our way. The
> more the light, the better we will find our way. Let us now use this
> physical example as a metaphor for something else.
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