I quarrel with contemporary usage of the word information where information is used interchangeably with data. Information is the set; data is a subset.
Metadata, metainformation, macroinformation: all are subsets of information.
We need as many words for information as the Eskimo have words for snow.
In the meantime, temporarily I trust, I too use the word information ambiguously: as the set and as a subset: the subset being normal meanings of information: content, meaning …
My theory of Macroinformation should help extricate us from the dilemma: first, by emphasizing the subsets.
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