1618Re: [nanotech] Re: Memes vs. miruses
- Jan 1, 2001Ed Minchau wrote:
>No. A machine implementing an idea or a design is not the idea or the
> > Yeah, but this analogy has its limits, too. Ideas aren't little
> Aren't they? A cell, ie a neuron, can be viewed as a little machine;
> so can a group of neurons and the connections between them. An idea
> is the physical manifestation of a meme in a human brain, formed as
> connections are made or lost.
design. If it is special purpose it may be said to embody the design.
But a computer, for example, is not Microsoft Word (a program) even if
it is running Microsoft Word (and little else due to bloat!).
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