Talk:History of entropy
The concept is definitely not considered poorly understood, at least not on the level discussed here and not by the majority of scientists. And it would be interesting to see a citation for Neumanns quote.
--Stitch75 20:42, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
- "John Von Neumann is reputed to have told Claude Shannon, the founder of information theory, that he should call his quantity H informational entropy, because it would give him a great advantage at conferences where no one really understood what entropy was anyway." - http://www.usenix.org/publications/login/2001-06/pdfs/burgess.pdf - PaulBurnett 19:52, 13 November 2010 (EST)