Data: the raw facts and figures. Its a set of alphanumeric characters, which have no meaning and are unprocessed by a computer.
Information: This is when data have been given context meaning and structure.
DATA + [CONTEXT] + [STRUCTURE] + [MEANING] = INFORMATION
E.g. 22/09/87 this is a date of birth is the european date format.
Knowledge: this is the understanding of information and being able to apply it to situations.
e.g. This makes them 29 years old in September 2016
Ways of converying information:
there are four ways to of conveying information:
- Human to Human
- Human to Computer
- Computer to Human
- Computer to Computer
- Doesnt rely on specific language
- Easy to understand
- Easily conveys lots of information
- Can include sound and video
- It is linear, if you…