Re: Memes are Interactors

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 12:42:18 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
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Subject: Re: Memes are Interactors
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 12:42:18 -0700

Josip Pajk wrote:

>I wrote in one of my previous comments that GOOD or BAD are (receiver)
host-related categories. That is, what is good for me have not to be as good
for you or for anyone else. But, there are two types of quality that must be
identified here:
>-The CONTENT quality of the message
>-The quality of the message PACKAGE


>The CONTENT quality is the only long-term issue on which memes can rely on.
Packages are not only influenced by current fashion trends, cultural or
educational differences among potential receiving hosts, but also by the
expression (production, packaging) capabilities of the sender host.

In what way does packaging effect content (and vise versa)? I suspect that
the relationship is in some ways dynamic and interrelated--packaging
informing content and content, packaging to a degree. Does one shape the

-Tim Rhodes

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