Today libraries, tomorrow the world

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at freenet.Victoria.BC.CA
Sat Nov 23 12:34:43 EST 1996


Among the labyrinthine bookshelves and Donovan's brain-vats, this
message has penetrated to the Seattle origin of Project Mentifex:

> From: Bob Jones <mfplbob at bmi.net>
> Subject: Re: Today libraries, tomorrow the world
> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:55:19 -0800
> Organization: Milton-Freewater Public Library
> To: "Arthur T. Murray" <uj797 at freenet.Victoria.BC.CA>

> Sure, Arthur.  Whatever you say...

> -Bob

Dear Milton-Freewater Bob and courageous librarians everywhere,

Non-conformists, revolutionaries and independent scholars will go
to extremes of hyperbole in order to sear your mind with an idea.

It is too late to "leave California and resume normal behaviour,"
because you have eaten -- perhaps not of the fruit of the tree of
knowledge of good and evil -- but of the inexcussible Meme fruit:


  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ Flowchart of a Librarian's Brain  /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /visual memory\           ________   semantic   /  auditory   \
|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \  memory    |episodic memory|
|      |  recog-|nition | \________/<-----------|------------\  |
|   ___|___     |       |      |flush-vector    |    ______  |  |
|  /image  \    |    ___V______V_  word-fetch   |   /      \ |  |
| / percept \<--|-->/ library of \--------------|->/ stored \|  |
| \ engrams /   |   \  concepts  / for thinking |  \ words  /   |
|  \_______/    |    \__________/  in language  |   \______/    |

http://www.newciv.org/Mentifex/ run periodic Mentifex Web search.
http://www.complex.com.pl/~venom/science.html escape of the meme.



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