fuzzynavelnot21 wrote: I grew up in rural Missouri so scenes like a field of fireflies and a sky bright with stars were a familiar treat. Very awesome indeed! I like a more city type existence in many ways, but I cherish the memories of those things and appreciate even more now the small glimpses I get of them again. In my current place on a second story, although way different than what I am used to, I have a good number of windows, and so at night laying on my bed I have a view of the sky that is uninhibited by anything else. I love it!
keirsey wrote:Hint: (... ah it's ABSTRACT hint)... One might view the Twitter protocol as real-time distribution of reference with semantics. How does one use a "Meta Google" (that old Delphi scheme -- in the 60's and 70's) scheme to direct that attention to get attention?
I have a very incomplete paper on "Xemes" that I wrote long before Susan recently gave her talk about Memes and "temes" -- or her earlier talk on Consciousness.
Here is an video to consider: Susan Blackmore
um....I think I need a hint for the hint, lol! I'm not familiar enough with old programming languages or programming in general to know exactly what a "distribution of reference" is (or what sort of analogy you're making/drawing). What do you mean exactly when you say "direct that attention to get attention"....because it sounds rather tactical "Who" is getting all the Twitters' attention? And for what reason....to transmit more information?
I'll have to post again later....I have to watch the Blackmore video, read the book, and look over your pages on complexity. I read over the paper on Xemes. Sounds really interesting....don't know if I fully understand it all....but in any case it gives me a nice "rule of thumb" system to help me to "summarize" the world around me (I have trouble remembering informaton if I don't use it on a daily basis.....sigh, sigh, sigh....).
Let's have a party at the library!!!
I'll bring the snacks, colored pens, maybe some jokes with sexual undertones......Stellar bring your networking skills (that's a sort of pun...I know, "lame" )! jwet bring your insight! Fuzzy bring your moxy! Good, M, bring your respective hearts, brains and witty humor!!!