RE: virus: A Rich Inherent Dance

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 22:03:03 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, Marc Swenson wrote:

> > Maybe the "bug" you feel is embarrassment at nicking someone else's
> > meme. I doubt it, though. The lifted meme, or mutameme? (meme
> > altered for a specific purpose by an external entity?) evolves or
> > mutates, and becomes most effective for a given conversation.

In truth, the "bug" was that I can't keep on hand a large enough
/conscious/ cache of the other persons dialogue to note when I employ
their words unconsciously. (And if I could I suspect it would exert a
notable force of its own on my conciousness. Remember, this is just a
little mental game I play to amuse myself *while* in the midst of a
coversation. An overlay, not a subject matter itself.)

It's not a problem for me, just a limitation of the filter.

-Prof. Tim