Conservation of Information

Creation documented.

Being able to document information gives evidence of cause-and-effect, making organization easier and more effective. Edge and Robinson both discuss the value of documentation in their readings. In “Write it Down!,”  Edge uses cause-and-effects in lab experiences to show the importance of documentation. Being able to have the same results in experiments, is a valuable tool in teaching students. Robinson, Christine discusses the importance of documentation as evidence in her reading, “Documentation Dilemmas.” The conservation of information allows us to have concrete evidence in building a complete understanding of our world. For example we can take the Genesis creation story from the Bible and look at it as form of documentation. There is no one that can say how really accurate the story is, but it is still a documented account of how the world was created. Creating evidence by documenting gives people security to know who, what, where, when, and why things occurred efficiently.

1 thought on “Conservation of Information

  1. Kimesha

    I agree that cresting evidence by documenting gives people security. This security is not only for the person who created the document but also for those who attempt to follow the document. The problem arises when there are holes in the documentation. Holes meaning important details that are left out that might be pertinent in carrying out the process. It was interesting that you used the Genesis creation story as an example of documentation. In the way of thinking of documentation as a process, it definitely fits that criteria, but as a process that can be replicated, the creation story falls short of that.


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