Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 18:37:45 BST

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    On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 09:48:58AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > On 04/30/01 07:56, Robin Faichney said this-
    > >And you sound paranoid.
    > See? I'm far from that.

    The fact they accuse you of sounding paranoid proves they're out to
    get you. Nice thinking, Wade.

    > >My point was about the primacy of patterns.
    > Are Dennett's algorithms 'patterns' though?

    I'm not sure exactly which algorithms you have in mind, but yes, all
    algorithms are patterns.

    > Is the tipping point a pattern?


    > My little dictionary has - 5. A consistent, characteristic form, style,
    > or method.

    I don't know which position you think that quote supports. If any.

    > I'm enjoying the discussion about patterns, and I've bitten my tongue a
    > few times, but I haven't said anything because I'm still not sure, yet
    > again, about nomenclature.

    Just come right out with it, Wade. At least it'll give us a laugh. :-)

    Robin Faichney
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