Re: Encoding and Decoding

Bill Spight (
Sun, 05 Sep 1999 09:45:36 -0700

Date: Sun, 05 Sep 1999 09:45:36 -0700
From: Bill Spight <>
Subject: Re: Encoding and Decoding

Dear Tim,

I agree with everything you've said, but will sit on the fence for a time regarding whether the examples you give are cases of non-G-form transmission or simply of other, alternate (and highly advanced) G-forms.

The only example I think is clearly non-G-form transmission is the reverse psychology one. The intermediate form does not replicate.

(In which case, questions of the relative fitness of different G-forms -- possibly in relation to the L-form -- would enter into it all quite nicely.)

Very good point! <s>


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