Words Poorly Used #109 — Information
It’s just a system. It is independent of ideas of right and wrong. Data goes in and it gets transformed in the process that awaits it. The output is a direct result of the process. The process can be tinkered with to produce relatively true or false information. The output is just in-formation — in a formal structure. That formal structure, presentation, sometimes fools its patrons — if it looks orderly (and truth should be orderly) then it must be true. Watch out for data dressed formally.
— Kilgore Forelle