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《The Information》读后感(1)

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood》已经到了,从昨天晚上开始看。Amazon上只要$16,还有语音书版本。

看了两章,还是很有趣的。比如里面说非洲土著有一种鼓语,和莫里斯电码差不多,用高低两种音调模拟单词(这些语言里还没有字母),利用大约8倍的语义冗余,可以向几公里外传递信息。

我用Twitter写了一些很短的读后感,集中在这里,没什么次序。

In fact, semantic msg predated symbolic ones: paleolithic paints of horses expressed models of horses, rather than the word “horse”

Some people worried about the use of calculator. They are not alone, Plato worried that writing will make ppl not practicing their memory

I conjecture entropy of Chinese names is >> English ones, not symbolically but in semantics, often with profound meaning tied to history etc

Transformative inventions have something in common: they lead to things unplanned. We still use wheels in ways unimaginable 10k yrs ago.

Persistence of writing allows so many unplanned possibilities (you name it). Persistence of LIFE (as web allows) isn’t less revolutionary

Writing first, then logics invented. Same here: structured web first (RDF? maybe, or not), then semantics. Warning: logics is never popular

Literacy allows one to describe notions without references to their models (instance) – this is a great semantic compression

Can there be math beyond simple counting without writing? Now Web is the extended brain, what new devices of thinking will be invented?

懒得翻译成中文了。先挖个坑,以后也许填,也许不填。

西瓜大丸子汤,2011-03-24

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