In Spite of its direct impact on archival science, the concept of entropy has never been assimilated into the rich body of archival theory. This is undoubtedly the result of its apparent negative impact on archival activities. Entropy, according to a physicist friend of Ben Ross Schneider (author of Travels in computerland), "means ...that you can't win, you can't break even, and you can't get out of the game... " And the game is "man versus chaos."



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