Re: virus: Autocatalytic Idea System Examples

tom.holz (
Thu, 29 May 1997 19:09:28 -0400

>Or what about we can keep both strategies in mind as potentially valid
>strategies that are adapted to various situations. Henceforth, you say to
>yourself "This is my meta-strategy. I have here two apparently conflicting
>strategies, but I know they only conflict if they're used at the same time.
>But I know they can each be very effective in the appropriate situation" ?

I know I don't pee behind just any bush when I'm in the city (and other
urbanised areas). Now if you'll excuse me, I've chosen to watch the
Simpsons rather than read Viral email.

Well, maybe I'll multitask.

>Well thanks to you. It's your mention of Autocatalysis related to memes
>that sent me posting away. I've been thinking of the stuff for a while,
>but had no one to talk to really.

I would put in a big "Me too!" here, but there are still a few active
individualism memes in me. Fortunatelly for me (and mabye the reverse for
everyone else on this list :P), my "memetics is a cool thing to talk
about/use/apply" meme has been recently strengthened.