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Norbert Wiener on Code - Dictionary of Arguments

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Code/Wiener: a code is a transformation of a message that can only be carried out for a specific meaningful message, while the encryption concerns only the letters that compose the message, regardless of the meaning of the message. Therefore, a published codebook is completely useless for mutilated incoming sentences or letters. A code is semantic, a cipher is visual or phonetic.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

WienerN I
Norbert Wiener
Cybernetics, Second Edition: or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine Cambridge, MA 1965

WienerN II
N. Wiener
The Human Use of Human Beings (Cybernetics and Society), Boston 1952
German Edition:
Mensch und Menschmaschine Frankfurt/M. 1952


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