Re: memetics-digest V1 #23

Zoom (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:23:06 +0100

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Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #23
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:23:06 +0100

Tim Rhodes wrote-
>If a meme must me encoded, transmitted, and decoded, what do we call =
encoded information between the time it is encoded and decoded. Is that
pattern of symbols the `meme' itself? (I have my doubts.) And if not,
what is it?>

I would say that the meme itself is the same. It is just a difference =
between potential and kinetic energy. One is 'active', the other is =
'passive' waiting to materialize (which it may never do).


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