while a critical part of learning,
is only one among many forces at work.
portrays information as a change registered
in an otherwise steady state.
It's a light flashing out on a dark hillside (to borrow an example from the philosopher Fred Dretske) or the splash of a pebble breaking the calm of a still lake.
In either case, the result,
as the anthropologist Gregory Bateson
puts it neatly, is ...
"a difference that makes a difference." p.138.
Seely Brown, J., & Duguid, P. (2000). The Social Life of Information. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 138.