Holistic: Information

Last modification: 2008/07/20 23:55

Information definitions

Joe Firestone:

Information is a non-random structure or pattern of relationships
within a system, indicating future interactive potentialities. It either
originates along with the system, or is acquired or developed by it in
the course of its interacting with and responding to its environment,
and the problems generated by that interaction.


= "in" + "form" + (make noun)

"information is any entity that acts as a
systems input or is created during a systems process"

Domain issues

  • Knowledge is not just information.
  • But to an information system, it is a piece of information just like any other.