Philosophy & Technology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 67–70

The Importance of Actualizing Control in the Processing of Instructional Information


DOI: 10.1007/s13347-012-0076-5

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Wolf, M.J. Philos. Technol. (2013) 26: 67. doi:10.1007/s13347-012-0076-5


This commentary on Fresco's article "Information processing as an account of concrete digital computation" illuminates the two intertwined roles that the definition of the term "information" plays in Fresco's analysis. It provides analysis of the notion of actualizing control in information processing. The key point made is that not all control information in common computational devices cannot be processed.


Digital computationInformation processingInstructional information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bemidji State UniversityBemidjiUSA