Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)

Dave Pape (
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 19:51:15 GMT

At 04:15 19/03/97 +0000, Tony wrote:
>In message <>, Dave Pape
><> writes
>>I've also heard talk about Hamming Space, which is like a polydimensional
>>ideospace, where ideas are closer together the more elements they share.
>>Hey, you know people tend to hang out with people they have a lot in common
>>with? Well, what they're doing is mapping Hamming Space onto local
>>geographical space. Kind of. Except they aren't really, I just fired off a
>>metaphor before I checked it.
> Let me try. People tend to hang out with people they have a lot
>in common with because we are all lost in hamming space/ polydimensional
>ideospace /semantic hypervolume/babel's library/n-dimensional thought
>space. Except that we are all lost in a different part of it. We can at
>least contact people who are lost in the same ballpark (have a lot in
>common with us) and together see what's round the next n-dimensional
>turning. And when we feel confident we can start changing the maze,
>playing with it and making it more fun.
>Tony Hindle
>You know what I mean? Am I the only one who is lost here?

No way Jose. I'm pretty much kippered on a daily basis.

Dave Pape
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