Re: virus: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 15:51:37 -0500

? wrote:
> A: A meme is born in the mind. (it doesn't matter right now where
> it came from.)
> B: The same meme is born in another mind.

Software product A writes a pattern of bits to a disk. Product B takes
those patterns and reconstructs an approximation of the intent of
Product A. This approximation does not necessarily have anything to
/do/ with the intent of Product A. Communication occurs when the intent
of Product A and the interpretation of Product B are similar enough.
Miscommunication occurs when there is assumption clash on the part of
one or the other products (ie. I can more a binary file).

One need not replicate code to reproduce approximate processes in
various dislocate CPUs.

   Alexander Williams{}
The  Mekton  is a  powerful tool,  both  physically and emotionally.
There is something that  happens to an  enemy when he sees his  home
and family stepped on by a hundred ton metal man.    -- Arkon Verian
Of  all the weapons of the  Empire, the  greatest and most respected
were the Metal Knights.  These Knights had served the leaders of the
Bendar for Generations,   righting wrongs and  bringing  fear to the
Empire's Enemies.  It is  said that these  metal giants were  shaped
like men so  that the alien servants of  Evil would know that it was
Man who defeated them.
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