Re: virus: MEME UPDATE #4

Dave Pape (
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 18:34:20 GMT

At 16:41 14/02/97 -0600, Ken wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Dave Pape wrote:
>> At 15:46 10/02/97 -0800, Rich B wrote:
>> The point of my "Hokusai" signature, the waves on the ocean, was to give an
>> image to the meta-ness of memes which are active in our heads over time. I
>> just can't level this image with Richard's concept of levels of cognitive
>> processing.
>It *does* fit.
>Level 2: gale force winds on sea.
>Level 3: HURRICANE CLASS V winds on sea.

My worry was that Richard seemed to be claiming that people's oceans would
at some point switch from having a constant gale on them to having a
constant class V hurricane. I'm saying that, over time, hurricanes come and
go, and what's more they come and go in different parts of the ocean.

Hey, Socialists! [People who think group memetic processing might proceed in
an analogous way to personal memetic processing]

Maybe we can imagine a whole-human-race memetic processing ocean diagram,
with big stacks of memetic recursion appearing in different personal
processing spaces! And the diagram would be the same!

Dave Pape
Ran out of sig. ideas.

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