Re: virus: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Tue, 04 Mar 1997 21:12:12 -0500

Martz wrote:
> Why? Are you trying to say that transfer loss doesn't occur in the
> (any?) transit material?

I'm saying that if loss occurs in a non-interpreted medium, then upon
recipt you either have a valid executable or its broken.

> But the meme is not interpreting itself. That's being done by some other
> memes. Sort of like a piece of software (a compiler) interpreting
> another piece of software (a program written for that compiler).

However, we can talk about how to talk about things, self-modifying the
interpretive memes ...

   Alexander Williams{}
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