Aren’t secrets interesting? A re-read of Thiel and Masters (2014) “From One To Zero” prompts this post. It was a dark read my first time through. It was a little brighter on the second. On third reading, I noticed a yellow fibre weaving through the tapestry. Come along as we tug on that single, beautiful thread. A secret has several quality attributes: And all the degrees in between. Let’s have some fun. Information or Not Claude Shannon (1948) defined information as a set of possible messages, he wrote: “The word communication will be used in a very broad sense to include all of the procedures by which one mind may affect another.” Let’s overthink that. He was an important contributor[…]