Tag Archives: James Gleick

Memetically Yours

The modern theory of information embodies an old concept, that information packets or patterns often take on a kind of life on their own through a process of imitation.  Robert Oxton Bolton (1572-1631) said: A belief is not merely an … Continue reading

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Shaving Is Not A Waste of Time

I like writing but I would probably not be a very good journalist.  Why?  Deadlines.  Every day starts with blank paper that has to be filled, and that clock never stops ticking.  Tick, tick, tick . . .  Man, that … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Information

If the human species has been around for 200,000 years or so, and we now know that is the case, then why don’t we know more than a mere 4,000 to 6,000 years of history?  There had to be a … Continue reading

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