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Probably the best definition of Information that I have ever come across, care of Robert Anton Wilson (RAW) in the glossary of Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy.

INFORMATION: A measure of the unpredictability of a message; that is, the more unpredictable a message is, the more information it contains. Since systems tend to disorder (according to the 2nd law of thermodynamics), we can think of the degree of order in a system as the amount of information in it. Ordinarily, information is transmitted as an ordering of energy (a signal), in which the energy and its ordering (the message) is transmitted from one place to another.

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