„Disintegration of structure equals information loss.“

— Gregory Benford, The Snark, a member of a machine-intelligence civilization, p. 195
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„To keep the business from disintegrating, the concept of information systems architecture is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity“

— John Zachman American computer scientist 1934
p. 276, cited in: Jaap Schekkerman (2003) How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture. p. 131

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„STRUCTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTENT IN THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION.“

— Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989
Context: STRUCTURE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTENT IN THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION. It is the same as saying "the medium is the message." p. 109, quoting the famous statement of Marshall McLuhan.

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„Any text in spoken English is organized into what may be called 'information units'. (...) this is not determined (...) by constituent structure. Rather could it be said that the distribution of information specifies a distinct structure on a different plan. (...) Information structure is realized phonologically by 'tonality', the distribution of the text into tone groups.“

— Michael Halliday Australian linguist 1925 - 2018
Michael Halliday Notes on transitivity and theme in English: Part 2, 1967. p. 200 cited in: Klaus von Heusinger "Information Structure and the Partition of Sentence Meaning". In: Eva Hajičová (2002) Form, Meaning and Function. p. 287

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„[This] is or should be our main scientific activity — studying the structure of information and the structure of problem solving processes independently of applications and independently of its realization in animals or humans.“

— John McCarthy American computer scientist and cognitive scientist 1927 - 2011
John McCarthy (1974), quoted in: Joscha Bach (2009) Principles of Synthetic Intelligence PSI, p. 233

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„The family is the primary transmitter of social capital – the values and character traits that enable people to seize opportunities. Family structure is a primary predictor of an individual's life chances, and family disintegration is the principal cause of the intergenerational transmission of poverty.“

— George Will American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author 1941
Column, March 21, 2014, " Paul Ryan was right – poverty is a cultural problem" http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-the-lefts-half-century-of-denial-over-poverty/2014/03/21/1aeaff4e-b049-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html at washingtonpost.com.

„[A serialist]... checks the relevance of the information entering his list by forming single predicate hypotheses.... A structure is built up in orderly stages.“

— Gordon Pask British psychologist 1928 - 1996
p. 273 as cited in: IEEE (1982) International Conference on Man/Machine Systems, 6-9 July 1982. p. 85.

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„We never like to admit to ourselves that we have made a mistake. Organizational structures tend to accentuate this source of failure of information.“

— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
p. 87 quote in: D.A. Bella (1978) Environment, technology, and future generations

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