RE: virus: Nature of Information

Dave K-P (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 21:59:48 -0400

At 10:37 AM 10/14/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>You are perfectly free to theorise about anything to your
>heart's content, but it is a simple matter of realism to
>recognise that some people have given these matters a
>great deal more thought than you. By all means, ignore
>what others have to say and work it out for yourself -- I
>often do that myself -- but then you can't simultaneously
>correspond with them about it, unless you pay scant
>attention to their responses -- which, come to think of it,
>you do seem to be doing to mine...

I recognize that most people have given these matters a great deal more thought than myself, but I will not assume that makes them any more or less right. Nor do I intend to ignore what others have to say and work it out for myself, but through the process of thesis and antithesis, yield a synthesis of ideas that satisfies best.

As for paying scant attention to your responses, let's get back to the topic at hand, shall we? You earlier defined pattern as compression, but later reminded me that we do not generally define things by their uses. How is your's not a definition by use?