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Memes of error (was: universal languages)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 14:16:28 +0000
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To: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
At 08:24 PM 2/6/01 +0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
> > Jim, I think you've just described a whole new area of
> > meme-viruses (virii?) where crackers try to poison systems'
> > abilities to reason...
>What's new?

Not a lot.  Murray Gell-Mann talked at the ACM 97 conference about "memes 
of error" -- though that wasn't specifically with reference to computer 
systems.  (As I recall the context wasn't so much poisoning our ability to 
reason, but poisoning the mechanisms --or heuristics-- that bypass tortuous 
routes of reasoning.)


Graham Klyne
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2001 09:21:55 GMT

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