by Kevin Steele | Apr 30, 2016 | Information Theory

Google did a tribute to Claude Shannon today Saturday April 30th on what would have been the founder of information theory’s 100th birthday. Shannon came up with a formula to measure the amount of information there was in a message. Information became a thing...
by Kevin Steele | Apr 9, 2016 | Information Theory

This whole mess started with Claude Shannon in 1948 figuring out a method to quantify the information of a message in a paper called A Mathematical Theory of Communication or Information Theory. Confused? Don’t Panic! His big idea was that you could assign a...
by Kevin Steele | Apr 6, 2016 | Information Theory

At the core of defining Information Theory 2.0 is the need to define information. The difficulty is that defining information is like defining the nature of reality itself. Information might fall into the universal category of I can’t define it but I know it...
by Kevin Steele | Mar 26, 2016 | Information Theory

If you Google “information theory” your results will lead you to the science of the message definition that has been around since the late 40’s. From this is derived what we am calling Information Theory 2.0. This is what we are calling the...
by Kevin Steele | Mar 25, 2016 | Information Theory

“Why Information Grows” is a good starting point for understanding Information Theory 2.0 and how it applies to physics, sociology and economics. It covers the history of information theory from it’s early incarnations as Claude Shannon’s 1948 ...