Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Medium, message, and meaning!

Friends, after the previous post about nano-bio, it is time to talk about info, isn't it? I found this paper in the Journal of the American Society for Information sciences, thanks to CiteULike. The paper, enigmatically titled 'What is a "document"?', discusses several descriptions, and the 'confusions between medium, message, and meaning'. Apparently,
The Indian theorist S.R. Ranganathan, usually so metaphysical, took a curiously narrow and pragmatic position on the definition of the "document",...
A good read on the whole, which tells you, why it is no longer 'documentation' but 'information management'!

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