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ahaPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2003
11:09 PM ET (US)
Good review, roni. So what are the corresponding derivatives of information? The commonly accepted first derivative is overload, I suppose.
It's extremely subjective, with a wide range of individual tolerance.
Then there's informational depth, as opposed to detail. How do you compare the air traffic controller with the Zen Master who's overloaded by one good haiku?
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roni ownsPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2003
10:21 PM ET (US)
I prefer jounce, though snap (then crackle, and then pop) have been suggested as the fourth, fifth, and sixth derivatives of position with respect to time. A neat review is here: http://www.phys.ncku.edu.tw/mirrors/physicsfaq/General/jerk.html
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ahaPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2003
08:13 PM ET (US)
I remember my physics prof. defining a change in velocity as acceleration, and a change in acceleration as "jerk". What's next? Snap?
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Stefan JonesPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2003
01:27 PM ET (US)
It would be fun to get a bunch of friends to go to this event dressed as Amish, or Kalahari Bushmen.