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acis homework 1 - Chapter 1 Homework - Information Enter...

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Chapter 1 Homework - Information Enter your answers to the questions below in a word processor. Then log into Blackboard and enter your answers in the appropriate web page accessed from the Homework folder. Bring your printout to class for discussion and save it until you see your grade in OPE. Consider the four definitions of information presented in this chapter. The problem with the first definition, "knowledge derived from data," is that it merely substitutes one word we don't know the meaning of (information) for a second word we don't know the meaning of (knowledge). The problem with the second definition, "data presented in a meaningful context," is that it is too subjective. Whose context? What makes a context meaningful? The third definition, "data processed by summing, ordering, averaging, etc.," is too mechanical. It tells us what to do, but it doesn't tell us what information is. The fourth definition, "a difference that makes a difference," is vague and unhelpful. Also, none of these definitions helps us to quantify the amount of
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