Re: virus: Aristotle was a Memetician and Plato a Quantum Physicist.

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 13:06:52 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Yash wrote:

> Share. But I also think you can have a netsearch and make your own mind about
> it instead of waiting for somebody else to do all the work for you.
> Thankfully some people are making sense of what I say after all.

And thank you for the extended dance remix of your thoughts. It was much
more approachable and useful.

One of my responsiblities as a Memetic Vector is to condense and
redistribute the data I gather from eclectic travels so others don't have
to. I would never ask everyone to go and read/hear/dance to/talk
with/visit all the people and places I have just to understand something I
say. Time is a very limited resource (for instance, I get about 1 hour a
day to play on the computer, that's it. CoV alone can take up most of
that time). As a vector it is important to package ideas in a manner that
is accessible to others. By giving background and defining terms I can
increase the odds that my insights get communicated. This is the theory
at least.

An example is your expanded post. Now, even though I don't agree with
everything you're saying, at least I feel like I know what it is you're
trying to say. Thank you.

-Prof. Tim