Re: virus: Question
5 Jun 1997 14:53:40 -0000

At 1:03 PM 6/4/97, Chitren Nursinghdass wrote:
>At 03:27 04/06/97 -0400, vous avez =E9crit:
>> I hate to sound stupid, but what is memetics?
>>Strange Love,
>It's science of ideas/concepts as entities that replicate,
>they are the cultural analogues of genes.
>One difference is that they replicate in a lamarckian way.
>They transmit from mind to mind, and like viruses spread,
>they can be stored in writing, words, thoughts, concepts,
>CDROMS, bitstrings.
>And if one finds an isomorphism from language to maths, then
>with the help of a computer, one can do all sorts of number crunching
>which when translated back into language form a set of memes.
>At least that's the way I see things.

And don't forget virii's ability to MUTATE with each new infection. That,
to me, is the beauty of it all. Or at least the beauty this beholder's
(mind's) eye, anyway.

just a thought!


"Satyr, amuse thyself."

-often misquoted blurb of ancient wisdom

"The only true cure is pure poison"