Re: virus: Level 3
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:47:44 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Dave Pape wrote:

> Sometimes at work I say to myself "right, sod thinking about work, I'm going
> to think about memetics," or I'll say "I want to think about bits of
> scriptwriting," etc.
> I flick between memetic structures during my day at work. Is this Level 3?

It's one way to make Level 3 plausible.

I'm improvising here [Brodie is the one who invented this terminology,
not me]:

Snap estimation: Consider a short-term stable memetic ecology. Does it
contain memes that attack each other [as opposed to having contrary
short-term goals?]

"The ideal Level-2" memetic ecology doesn't contain memes that attack each

"The ideal Level-3" memetic ecology is critically dependent on such memes
to function properly.

R. Brodie: does this check???

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd