I have always thought Shannon got too much attention from humanists. I don't see how his theory applies to anything but statistics about communication defined within a quantifiable frame of reference. By contrast, I think noise can be very important to the meaning of communication.
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On Oct 14, 2010, at 7:01 PM, NEW-MEDIA-CURATING automatic digest system wrote:
> Rosa Menkman begins with
> Shannon in her understanding of flows through systems and points at
> which noise may be inserted. I suppose I'm less interested in what
> happens in the machine (in and of itself) than I am in the point at
> which what happens in the machine intersects lived human language.