chapter  1
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What is information? Many people have attempted to provide definitions, but most of these are incomplete. A typical explanation is that information is processed data that has meanings for its users. But then questions arise in terms of what ‘meaning’ is. If information is to the study of information as object is to physics, and there are many laws by which we can study objects, then what are the laws by which we can study information? What is the study of information anyway?