Is this something or is this nothing?


“The word information is derived from Latin informare which means “give form to”. The etymology thus connotes an imposition of structure upon some indeterminate mass. Allan & Selander (1985) have analysed how the word is used in Swedish language and find that this is probably the most widely used meaning of the word. Most people tend to think of information as disjointed little bundles of “facts”. In the Oxford definition of the word it is connected both to knowledge and communication.

Knowledge communicated concerning some particular fact, subject or event; that of which one is apprised or told; intelligence, news.

The way the word information is used can refer to both “facts” in themselves and the transmission of the facts.”

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