Gregory Bateson Quote

What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference because the neural pathways along which it travels and is continually transformed are themselves provided with energy. The pathways are ready to be triggered. We may even say that the question is already implicit in them.


p. 459, Chapter "Form, Substance and Difference" - Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972)


What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference...

What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference...

What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference...

What we mean by information — the elementary unit of information — is a difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference...