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1-Understanding information

Topic 2    What is information?

What is ‘information’? Here is an assortment of definitions. Some are from dictionaries and others are quotations from ‘expert sources’. Which could you agree with?

  • Information is the act of telling or imparting knowledge.
  • Information is knowledge acquired from another.
  • Information is knowledge you can convey to others.
  • Information is facts communicated or learned.
  • Information is data interpreted to be useful.
  • Information is facts and figures.
  • Information is the ‘lifeblood of 21st century society’.
  • Information is power.

In fact, information is any and all of these things.


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