Monday, April 14, 2008

Internet black holes

Just a reminder that we still only have the vaguest understanding of how information flow works:
This is the kind of news byte Icreated this blog for!
when I read this I think: :"Here is a clue to the dynamics of information flow".
Now I'm sure this can be rationalized - they mention increasing efficiency to the level of the telephone system and I'd love to hear some informaticians weigh in - but nevertheless the plain fact is sometimes we lose great chunks of data "in flow" and barely have the language to describe whats going on.

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