Re: i-memes and m-memes

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 07:44:15 +0100

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 07:44:15 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: i-memes and m-memes
In-Reply-To: <000b01bef58a$87a23880$>

In message <000b01bef58a$87a23880$>,
Aaron Agassi <> writes
>> >What you are talking about is not identity but resemblance.
>> In the case of information, these are the same thing.
>No. A hard drive can actually be copied on the same platform. but not cross
>platform. In such case identity is impossible, only resemblance. Because
>straight copying becomes impossible, only translation.

The type of copying/translation depends on the level at which you are
operating. At the content level, platform is irrelevant. The
distinction between information, or form, and substance, is also a
matter of levels. If two physical things are similar, they share some
properties. Say they have only one similarity: they share that property
-- *singular*! The similarity is form, or information, and despite
there being two instances of it here, that item of information is, in
itself, singular. For information, resemblance is identity.

Robin Faichney
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