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Jul. 26th, 2007

02:55 am - Harry Potter spoilers

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From:totherme
Date:July 26th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I wasn't thinking of drowning out the noise they were making in other noise, I was thinking of drowning out the information they were imparting in informational noise. So, if they're shouting "Harry turns into a badger on page 512", then you have a few mates shouting "Harry turns into an albatross on page 316" and "Ron turns an elephant into Harry on page 96". With enough random pieces of (mis)information in the medium, the informational content of the whole is drastically reduced. This is how a fair bit of Intelligent Design and anti Global Warming PR works.
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