Re: virus: The Shape of Memes to Come

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 09:42:56 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> If I'm understanding you correctly it may be useful to cast your ideas
> in terms of a complex dynamical systems vocabulary. For instance, if the
> interaction of memes is modeled as a connectionist network, then the difference
> between the Tab/Slot interaction and Spices-in-the-Soup interaction is
> one of connectivity: direct and large influence versus indirect and
> relatively diluted influence.

That sounds right to me. But I'd need to learn more about systems theory
to be sure I have it.

-Prof. Tim