Friday, December 28, 2012
Axioms: XVIII. Law of Information Packing
“The Magician’s Companion: A Practical & Encyclopedic Guide to Magical & Religious
Bill Whitcomb, 1997
XVIII. Law of Information Packing
The more information contained in a symbol, the more general (vague) it becomes. The more specific a symbol system is, the more information it excludes.
This is one of those Laws I still struggle to grasp sometimes. Perhaps it has to do with the Law of Labeling... the more you label the more you exclude. So if you use a more specific boiled down symbol it becomes easier to pin it down. What do you think?