Re: memetics-digest V1 #1294

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 19:51:16 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hernan Silberman" <>
    > 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.

    Hm, what about the question about the " unconstrainness " of advertising on TV !? If you ever see a product displayed on your screen, you never walk out and buy it immedialety...does this count as a point of reference for your classical model !? What kind of noise would such unconstrainness make on its way to your head...!?

    Just wondering,


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