Abstract is no longer essential,but synthetical. It is not refined (reduced or extracted) information, but condensed information (compressed in order to be multiplied). Abstract meaning economic: diagramatic. Evolutionary (multi-layered) information, rather than minimalised (stripped) information. Operative (dynamic) code, rather than substantial (static) code. No longer “less is more<‘ but “more from less”.
Source: Manuel Gausa. The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age. Actar. Barcelona. ISBN: 84-95951-22-3