Re: Memes are Interactors

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 7 May 1998 00:52:02 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Memes are Interactors
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 00:52:02 -0700

Josip Pajk wrote:

>Did you ever be in a situation when someone tried to tell a yoke and
>laughs except him? It was not the content that was of poor quality but the
>performance (package). That was a communication problem. The message
>envelope (package) has NO influence on the message's semantic content
>(information), it affects only the transmission.

But you seem here to be assuming that the message exists originally as a
semantic entity. This is very seldom the case. Often it exists as an
astract formulation or relationship and is only translated into words
expressly /for the purpose of transmission/. This is the point at which I
see the dictates of form (packaging) as effecting function (message).

-Tim Rhodes

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