From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 03 Mar 2003 - 18:19:52 GMT
At 07:49 AM 03/03/03 -0500, you wrote:
>On Sunday, March 2, 2003, at 11:06 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
>>Look, there used to be two standards for encoding text in computers, ASCII
>>and EBCD. From the viewpoint of a person reading a printout, they couldn't
>>tell which method had been used to encode and decode the text, and didn't
>>care as long as it read the same as it went in. Memes are the same.
>No, the normal operation of the brain is the same. No need for memes, at
>all, in this situation.
Wade cut the last sentence of a paragraph again. The analogy went:
"Memes are the same. Long as the person playing baseball with you knows how
many strikes make an out, what possible difference does it make to you how
this number is stored in his brain?"
Wade didn't answer or even try to make a sensible comment on the analogy
Not a problem. I have been in electronic discussions a long time and can
deal with this kind of behavior.
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