Comment: Entropy's (-ies?) ARE cool :)

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Entropy's (-ies?) ARE cool :)

Entropy is quite fascinating; in both thermodynamics (say, "type 1" entropy) as well as in information theory (say, of "type 2"). One just needs to be aware of the decades-long (or even, more than half a century-old) confusion between the two kinds.

I'm a big fan of anything related to type 2.

As for type 1, probably more familiar and relevant to your post, type 1 entropy is not quite "just disorder", for those who haven't been updated yet. It's at the same time simpler and more involved than that...


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