RE: meme as catalytic indexical 2nd try at posting

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Thu 29 Jan 2004 - 18:05:33 GMT

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    I do believe that the fidelity of a transmission is a key issue in memetics. If the 'idea' deteriorates too rapidly during the course of transmission, we would view that as a memetic weakness of possibly fatal significance.


    Lawrence de Bivort The Memetics Group

    > >copying fidelity has NOTHING to do with meaning
    > >transmission
    > We truly speak different languages. Because in *engineering* language if
    > the copying fidelity of a transmission path gets too bad no meaning gets
    > through at all. Someone could be telling me I won the lotto, but
    > if all I
    > hear on my cell phone is _SCRAWWWK_ the meaning failed in transmission
    > because of poor fidelity.
    > >

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