The article argues that David Letzler’s critique of Thomas Pynchon’s “Entropy,” while
accurate in some respects, is misguided in its attempt to close down interpretations
of the short story that focus on its use of entropy, both in the field of Information
Theory and Thermodynamics. While acknowledging that Pynchon got things wrong, the
article asks critics to explore how Pynchon tries to manipulate his lack of knowledge
by situating what he thought he knew in contexts not normally associated with Thermodynamics
or Information Theory.