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> >In addition think of the following. Brains work as
> >unconventional computers who need software. Memes
> >(ideas, whatever...) provide the software, the programs
> >to function in life. Just as with conventional
> >computers programs control the hardware,
> >the brain, the body, not vice-versa.
> But if the brain goes haywire can one just get on the phone and call for
> tech support?
> And if I start seeing that office assistance paperclip thingy (whatever
> called from MS-Word) following me around asking me questions, I think I
> to do a little more than hide it.
> Perish the thought that pop-up adverts might start haunting me while I'm
> just walking around on a gentle stroll. I think that might take a little
> more than minimizing or clicking the X to alleviate :-)
> Yes I'll go to any extreme to explode an analogy.
You have just tried to explode a forced similarity instead of analogy.
In all your excitement you've forgotten my perhaps inconspicuous but
very significant adjective (?) `unconventional'.
Unconventional computers require unconventional treatment and approach.
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