Method and Structure

Arrangements of bits have structure just like arrangements of atoms have structure. Interoperability is about aligning structure. Processing, properties, performance – if their characterization can be repeated, they have information structure.

The materials science tetrahedron, which illustrates how a material's properties, processing, performance, and structure are interrelated. Source: <https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4198116>.
The materials science tetrahedron (source).

All structure is created by a process. Any process that can be repeated is a method. Every method—indeed, every process—itself has a structure.1

Method & Structure Möbius strip
Method-and-Structure Möbius strip (source)

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