Re: sex and the single meme

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    >From: "Philip Jonkers" <>
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    >Subject: Re: sex and the single meme
    >Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 19:06:08 -0900
    > > If the brain would be defined by memes everyone could be a
    > > genius. Just read the right books and you become intelligent but
    > > there's more to that which is clear i think. Memes are not
    > > everything.
    >Not so I think. Let's consider the analogy brain-computer again.
    >Compare a crappy old-timer like the sx 286 to
    >a pentium IV power-house with all the nifty bells and whistles you can
    >hope for. Now you gonna install software on both machines. On the
    >first you install MS-DOS since it is the only OS it can handle. On the
    >pentium IV machine you install an infinitely more versatile and
    >robust OS like Red-hat Linux 7.1. Since memory and speed are significant
    >limiting factors in the 286 you can install perhaps some basic small
    >and that's it. On the other hand, you can upload all the software your
    >can buy with the flashy 60 GB pentium IV.
    >The operational capacity of both machines is partly defined by the software
    >they can handle. Which machine will give you the best performance
    >and applicability spectrum? Exactly... The same goes with brains
    >and memes (software), if you have a shabby brain to begin with you'll have
    >hard time
    >downloading useful memes. This doesn't mean that everyone with a souped
    >up brain adopts exclusively useful memes, of course.
    That explains things. My brain must be a Commodore 64.

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