Re: useless example #401

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Sun 25 May 2003 - 18:29:24 GMT

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    On Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 05:48 AM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > The fact that [...] speaking [and] writing) can encode the same
    > message.

    They sure can. But, will two people be able to understand them?

    Let's take your example- Jack is told to be at a certain place at a certain time, and Jill is told the same thing, only Jack is told in speech, and Jill by written symbols of speech. However,they are both told this thing in the same language venue, let's say english, although all that is required is that they both share this venue, and that is
    _not_ an example of differing modalities, only different symbols.

    You want different modalities? Fine. Tell Jack in english, and write to Jill in Chinese.

    Now, tell me if Jill will show up.

    - Wade

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