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December 2, 2003 10:59 AM   Subscribe

n Ø 1 s e - How do data and information differ? What is pattern and how do we recognise it? Where is the threshold between random and order?
posted by Orange Goblin (7 comments total)
Easy. My research generates information. Yours generates data.
posted by dmd at 11:10 AM on December 2, 2003

In Formation and Data.
posted by Robot Johnny at 11:29 AM on December 2, 2003

The threshold between randomness and order? - based on past metafilter complaints about my formatting style, I'd say the threshold is my post right above this one.

But I'll leave it to someone else to do the obvious.....
posted by troutfishing at 11:33 AM on December 2, 2003

I'm not sure what the difference is, but I... Hang on, I think there's a lightsaber fight in my living room.
posted by Samsonov14 at 2:01 PM on December 2, 2003

has anyone seen the exhibition? at first i thought "science in kettle's yard? - it's going to be pseudo-mystic claptrap" (i like(d) the place, but i can't say i've ever heard a lot of sense talked about science there). but looking at the list of exhibits, maybe it's too far "the other way": malcolm longair supplying prints of cobe data; "witty" title about supermodels for dna exhibit (wince)... i guess i just can't be pleased (but some of the exhibits do sound fascinating).
posted by andrew cooke at 2:07 PM on December 2, 2003

This is information. Or perhaps I am missing the point?
posted by Galvatron at 2:37 PM on December 2, 2003

hey! watch me twaddle this feldspetcher!
posted by quonsar at 5:43 PM on December 2, 2003

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