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Summary: Distinctions and Connections
Summary: Distinctions and connections

Information has to do with the way an act of communication (i.e., a message) tells something or informs someone of something: The concept of information is embedded in the concept of communication. Mechanical communication (e.g., between the encoder and decoder of a telegraph circuit or between two worker ants) can be conceived of as a relatively simple stimulus-response process, and information can be defined in relation to the set of possible stimulus-response pairs. Over the past several decades, it has become evident that human communication is a more complex process. The concept of information, if it is to contribute to developing a theory of human communication, needs to be understood in a way that reflects this complexity.

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