Thursday, March 19, 2009


I spent a lot of time at the weekend talking about how information,
ideas, awareness and cirtical thought spreads; and it's all about
unfettered access and freedom/transparency of information(and/or
non-contextualised raw data).

Information pollution/signal to noise ratios are required as both a
contrast and training mechanism e.g. duality. The internet is the
largest human mirror and 'community of practice' we know. The ultimate
'connected' neural net.

Warts and all.

Fun eco links:


At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you spell out a bit what is meant by signal to noise ratios on the internet? I am familiar with the term in relation to analogue sound but not in the digital area. Is it purely technical or does it require subjective judgment on content?

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Donal said...

Funnily enough both. I initially meant himan content on the internet having utlity and sometimes just being fluff.

There is however what's called IBN or Internet BAckground Noise also, scanning etc.. which I was not actually referring to.

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subjective, then.


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