Re: virus: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 21:39:24 -0500

David McFadzean wrote:
> OK, I'll try another tact. What if the versions are not /significantly/
> different?

Then we got lucky. Either I'm amazingly good at communicating my meme,
or you're amazingly good at interpreting my communication, or we just
flat out got lucky. Or have developed an amazingly good protocol that
reduce the probability of encoding/interpretation, I suppose.

> Remember we are talking about information here. Nothing has to move
> in order to transmit it.

But this isn't /just/ information in the pure-information sense; memes
have `hooks,' for lack of a better word, environment, in which
meme-transaction within the memesphere occur and are facilitated by.

   Alexander Williams{}
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