Re: Machiavellian Memes

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 11:48:55 -0700 (PDT)

Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 11:48:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim Rhodes <>
Subject: Re: Machiavellian Memes
In-Reply-To: <v03102801b05803b9a897@[]>

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Ton Maas wrote:

> Well, in any digital domain, the answer to the numbers question must by
> definition be clear. That's one of the reasons why the computer metaphor is
> severely limited when it comes to understanding how our own brain/mind
> works. In an analog domain, quantities are rather diffuse and there are no
> clear limits or demarcations. A hologram offers a neat analogy in this
> respect: when you remove parts of the negative, the projected image doesn't
> get smaller, but its resolution is gradually reduced.

Nevertheless a quantifiable quality of the image has been changed
(resolution, in this case). Are you saying this is not the case with the

-Tim Rhodes

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