The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1305260
Posted By: Rapparee
23-Oct-04 - 09:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, maybe it wasn't self-control. Maybe it was that I didn't have anything to say. True, normally I don't have anything to say. That is, to communicate information from one person to another, accepting the "noise" inserted into the information transfer by the filtering inherent in the receiver's (and sender's, for that matter) mind. The Shannon-Weaver model, as well at the Laswell Theorem, although first posited in 1947 and 1949 respectively, are still viable scenarios for information transfer (accepting that Shannon and Weaver first described their model with a heavily technological slant to it). Mind you, I still don't have much to say, but I a) don't want to disappoint either Amos OR Mother and, b), I can certainly use up a bunch of words not saying it.