Abstraction and Modeling


As human beings, we’re flooded with information every day of our lives. Even if we could temporarily turn off all of the sources of “e-information” that are constantly bombarding us—email, voicemail, news broadcasts, and the like—our five senses alone collect millions of bits of information per day just from our surroundings. Yet we manage to make sense out of all of this information, typically without getting overwhelmed. Our brains naturally simplify the details of all that we observe so that these details are manageable through a process known as abstraction.


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© Grant Palmer and Jacquie Barker 2008

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