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Is there any background independent theory of information?

  1. Sep 4, 2007 #1
    Is there any theory of information that considers a 'bit' to be something that only exists relative to a pair of systems exchanging information? I.E there is no such thing as an isolated 'bit'.
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  3. Sep 5, 2007 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Do you mean something like the Shannon-Wiener H? That seems to match what you are asking.
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