Re: transmission

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue 20 May 2003 - 18:55:54 GMT

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    On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 12:35 PM, Joe wrote:

    > The performed meme does not issue

    Here is your central error to understanding the performance model.

    It is _not_ 'a performed meme'. No, it ain't.

    In the performance model, the performance _is_ the meme.

    Big, solid difference. It ain't semantic, it's definitional.

    And you ain't got it. And all your following arguments are irrelevant, especially those concerning latency as a property of memes in their imagined subclass of memory.

    > But something not present in the venue got transmitted

    No, there was nothing 'not present' in that particular venue. All the information was there, nothing from the outside of that venue or the performances within it was needed.

    > If you can explain how that performance
    > can be meaningful without knowledge

    Any meme, any performance, may attain a meaning for the observer. But it doesn't have to. Someone can _act_ without either meaning or knowledge. "Comprehension is not requisite for cooperation."

    - Wade

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