I just twigged it
Reading Colin's reply made me realise my error:
"show us a form of communication that doesn't involve information"
That is exactly what the sort of mindless eejit who comes up with these things does every day.
Every rebranding exercise whereby a company gets renamed from a descriptive thing such as "the Royal Mail" or "Post Office" because they deal with mai land post, to "Consignia". Or "Hedgehog Tuesday" or whatever other tosh they can think of.
Same goes for those clever telly ads where three seconds after they end you think "that was flashy but I already can't remember if it was selling cars, phones or breakfast cereal"
This involves communication of a series of letters or images into my brain but carry no information with them.
So I change my original thought - Communication can be separate from Information. But this still leads to the same conclusion - it should not be associated with the abbreviation for IT.
OCS - operating and communications system (it has a network stack! it must be communicating!)
LAPCD - Los Angeles Police and Communications Department (they talk to perps and say things like "freeze suckers!" - this is communication, surely?)
NASCA - All NASA do these days is put up satellites, so really they are a telecoms company.
PFUY - Pimply-faced Uncommunicative Youth (the only thing about him which is communicable is his collection of skin diseases)
It's almost as if they think people have to be warned there might be communications element -
PHB - "Well done, Bob, we would like to offer you the job as our new ICT engineer"
*** Warning - this job offer may contain comms ***
Bob - "There's Communications involved? I can't do that then, I thought it was just IT, sorry to have wasted your time"