Re: memetics-digest V1 #1294

From: Alan Patrick (
Date: Sun 02 Mar 2003 - 18:43:57 GMT

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    > If a meme is pure information, then it's transfer from one medium to
    > another should adhere to the classical model of communications as
    > described by Claude Shannon. A low signal-to-noise ratio could be
    > responsible for the differences between the original incarnation of a meme
    > and the resulting neural representation of it in your head.

    I agree....but does one not also need to assume that there is some adjustment of the meme a bit to fit into the new heads' space, with lots of different memes in it? (The analogy I would use is implementing the same piece of software into different environments usually requires adjustments to the software in some ways unless both the environments are "Gatesian" ie all-Wintel)


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