An open letter to the information theory godsDear Esteemed Information Theory Gods,
You have been entirely looked over in the pantheon of gods. The work you do -- namely: creating and maintaining entropy -- is of immeasurable value to us. You allowed us to do away with mechanistic determinism. You give us methods to create microstructures. You saved me from not having anything to say on my history of modern science qualifying exam.
However, and please do not cause me to decay rapidly with Your Immense Powers, I find something in Your All-Knowing Wisdom disconcerting, incongruous.
I recently got an electronic copy of a dissertation that I wanted to read. It is on the introduction of quantum mechanics in Japan. It is 488 pages. It took years to craft. And it is 3.606 MB.
And then there is "Do Somethin'". That, in case Your Esteemed Presences are wisely not immersed in tween culture, is a song by Britney Spears. It is 3:22 minutes. It wasn't even crafted. And it is 3.870 MB.
So, I beg of you, IT Gods, in all Your Greatness, what the heck is this all about? It is a rather depressing thought. Years of work are equivalent to one Britney Spears ditty. Why?
SS [entropy entropy]