## Question on Matter and Information (related to Hawking's Black Hole news)

<jabberwocky><div class="vbmenu_control"><a href="jabberwocky:;" onClick="newWindow=window.open('','usenetCode','toolbar=no,location=no, scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,status=no,width=650,height=400'); newWindow.document.write('<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Usenet ASCII</TITLE></HEAD><BODY topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 BGCOLOR=#F1F1F1><table border=0 width=625><td bgcolor=midnightblue><font color=#F1F1F1>This Usenet message\'s original ASCII form: </font></td></tr><tr><td width=449><br><br><font face=courier><UL><PRE>\n\n\n\nSo there\'s some new hoopla about black holes.\n\nI\'ve got a couple of quick questions, Hawking refers to matter and\ninformation quite a bit. My uneducated understanding of this is that\ninformation is what we receive or extract from reality. In other\nwords, matter is something that physically exists regardless of the\ninformation about it.\n\nCan someone tell me how close that is to accepted physics thinking?\nPerhaps provide some good resources to beging to understand that?\n</UL></PRE></font></td></tr></table></BODY><HTML>');"> <IMG SRC=/images/buttons/ip.gif BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER ALT="View this Usenet post in original ASCII form">&nbsp;&nbsp;View this Usenet post in original ASCII form </a></div><P></jabberwocky>So there's some new hoopla about black holes.

I've got a couple of quick questions, Hawking refers to matter and
information quite a bit. My uneducated understanding of this is that
information is what we receive or extract from reality. In other
words, matter is something that physically exists regardless of the