Briefly describes the impact that Wiener’s work had on language and communication. He believed that a message was “a sequence of measurable events distributed in time” – a signal that could only be interpreted by a receiver who was in possession of the particular code. This went against the traditional beliefs of semantics that meaning travelled in a communication channel. Bemoans the fact that Wiener’s insights on this subject did not become established but hopes one day that they might.
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