Re: facets of meme-talk

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Sat, 28 Aug 1999 14:57:55 EDT

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Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 14:57:55 EDT
Subject: Re: facets of meme-talk

bspight>> Abstract information is not cultural, per se. Embodied knowledge is.
bspight>>Also, as cultural entities, they are enmeshed in a web of meaning.
>can be abstracted from the web, but at a loss.<

MemeLab> Very well put. Embodied knowledge is enmeshed in a web of meaning,
MemeLab> it is in that context that it has life as a meme. Dealing with it
as only
MemeLab> "information" alone, is to some extent to ignore or downplay this
MemeLab> web of meaning.

RP: Agreed. And I would venture that a web of meaning is a product of the
RP: evolutionary process that is quite difficult to tie down. A meme or
RP: viewed in a cross-section of time (or meaning-web) might be largely
RP: invisible, since the whole web is largely unknown.

RP: Geez you people think fast. I'm gonna have to get seat-belts for this
RP: or something. I think I'll go for a bike ride and see if that can stop
my head
RP: from spinning.

Pgh PA

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