From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 11 May 2003 - 08:33:45 GMT
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From: "Keith Henson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >There must be ' something ' being transmitted though, no matter what_
> >you can 't get performance, obedience, classification, sight, acceptance,
> >belief,... without a certain kind of transmission of ' information ' even
> >though the transmission will/ can is abstract/ an abstraction.
> An example would be a *non* performance model. 100k years ago, people
> would tell other people in the tribe there was a bear in the berry
> patch! This was certainly a meme, which would in short order spread out
> everyone in the tribe. It resulted in non-performance of the act of going
> to the berry patch.
Yes that is the kind of thing I had in mind !
There is a kind of communication without saying anything_ the saying that
a bear was wondering the berry patch would have evoked all kind of thoughts,
non- performed attitudes and behavior.
A bear in the berry patch would certainly have evoked anxiety amongst the
dwellers, now knowing that one of their major food supply areas was jeopar-
dized and maybe lost for the whole of the season.
All memebers went ' in spirit '/ non- performantive to the berry patch and
constituted their own opinions about the damage and consequences.
All the different kinds of information non- said and non- performed by the
speaker will provoke non- said and non- performed behavior etc by the
observer/ listener, and all at all times are due to the interpretation
their own perceptions and due to the illocutionary acts of the speaker_ that
is to say it has force, it informes the other memebers of the tribe of the
bear being in berry patch with a certain tone, attitude, feeling, motive
or intention. Never forget that atleast we must consider the fact that the
speaker didn 't give all the sufficient/ necessary info and that he could be
truthfull or not.
It is up to the other memebers to ' understand '.
It is IMO the informative astraction that makes the MEME.
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