Information is notorious for coming in many forms and having many meanings. The plethora of different interpretations can be confusing, and complaints about misunderstandings and misuses of the very idea of information are frequently expressed. A theoretical map of the different senses of the term ‘information’ would be most useful. Unfortunately disagreement between scholars affects even the basic starting points of conceptual analysis. Firmly placing these starting points on the map will allow further adjustments and re-orientations in the future.