RE: virus: Nature of Information

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 13:42:53 -0500

I am curious, though, as to why you perceive translation as
"less fundamental" than compression? (KP)


Translation seems to imply two (or more) information streams which compress
into one symbol...sort-of a "translator" symbol. If the translator is not a
pattern, then the translation would lose information from one form to the
other. I would also assume that the nature of trannslation is that two (or
more) streams can each be compressed and uncompressed into a pattern without
losing information...translation would be dependent upon compression and
thereby "less fundamental".


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