What Is Information?
The building blocks of information
Why the word "information"?
George Boole (1815-1864)
An investigation into the Laws of Thought, on Which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities.
Algebraic symbols can be used to represent truth values - "Boolean Algebra"
Claude Shannon (1916-2001)
A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits
What can we do with it?
What can we build out of these basic elements?
Complex information: Text, pictures, diagrams ...