Re: Mutant swarms and copying fidelity

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Thu 05 May 2005 - 17:23:40 GMT

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    Dear Kate,

    > I'd also question the assumption that the phrase consists of 8 memes
    > just because it has 8 lexemes. I'm not saying that each word could
    > not be a meme, in certain contexts, but that functionally this
    > particular phrase actually carries only one or at the most two bits
    > of information (a self-referential statement that the phrase is a
    > warning, and the warning itself).

    Oh, it has rather more than 8 memes. It is just that it was convenient to talk about the lexemes. Sorry for any unintended implications. :-)



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