RE: virus: Nature of Information

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 20:27:54 -0500

I keep telling myself that there must be some hidden wisdom in it, if I
could only understand it. It's frustrating how limitted my understanding
is. The only thing I get from this post is that the One-Minute-Manipulator
is going to read through his waste-basket again.

Regards, Tadeusz


I'm assuming that Tad is looking at effects of posts instead of content.
The wisdom of this post is in it's content. The effect of this post may be
that I will be reinstalled into a junk filter that removes my postings from
one person's in-box. While I admit that that would be less than ideal, I am
not responsible for the effects my posts have on others (an inflamatory
statement to be sure).

Let's say that my posts are about "Yo Mamma", and someone has unresolved
issues about his/her mother...because I am not responsible for the issues
which created the anger, I am not responsible for the anger that my post
might cause. While some writing is for the purpose of manipulating others,
mine is not--it is for the express purpose of reporting the truth as I see
it. Writing in this manner carries no intention toward the audience at often touches on ideas that are controversial and even downright
inappropriate for certain segments of the population. If those segments are
offended, I can take refuge in the idea that those particular ideas would
not have been responded to without bias by that particular people...they
would have had little meaningful content to add to the topic at hand.

As to the content of my post (often overlooked). Translation between
streams of information seems an important perhaps equal to
that of compression and expansion of ONE stream of information. But,
translation doesn't seem to speak to the idea of "patterns" like the
concepts of expansion and compression of a single stream of information
would--since all streams might be translated into one stream and then
compressed and expanded to *still* find that fundamental force which allows
this compression and expansion without loss of information.


Rabble Sonnet Retort
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another
profound truth.