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A Quote by Angela Carter on aggression, clothes, hope, information, innocence, and seduction

Iconic clothing has been secularized. . . . A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative colour and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on concern, existence, and information

So far as the mere imparting of information is concerned, no university has had any justification for existence since the popularization of printing in the fifteenth century.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: The Aims of Education.

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A Quote by Alfréd Rényi on difficulty, information, mathematics, needs, principles, and students

Can the difficulty of an exam be measured by how many bits of information a student would need to pass it? This may not be so absurd in the encyclopedic subjects but in mathematics it doesn't make any sense since things follow from each other and, in principle, whoever knows the bases knows everything. All of the results of a mathematical theorem are in the axioms of mathematics in embryonic form, aren't they?

Alfred Renyi (1921 - 1970)

Source: A Diary on Information Theory, p31.

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A Quote by Alfred Hitchcock on information, needs, psychiatry, and television

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

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