Re: virus: replication with mutation

Dave Pape (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 23:52:01 GMT

At 15:47 09/03/97 -0700, David McF wrote:

>It occurs to me that if exact copies are rare in real world reproduction
>then the word "reproduction" implies mutations and we don't need a special
>word for "reproduction with mutation". For those cases where the copies are
>exact as in most digital reproductions we could use the phrase "perfect
>replication" to distinguish them for regular (inexact) reproduction. Any

Sounds okay to me!

Dave Pape
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