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Re: VMs: semiotics & vms: homepage

Hi Jacques,

At 00:13 11/09/2003 +1000, Jacques Guy wrote:
10/09/2003 2:33:32 PM, Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>You could also categorise the various differences something like this:-

>                         Meaning Form    Meaning Content
>         Random          -                       -
>         Arbitrary       tacit                   tacit
>         Expressive      -                       tacit
>         Meaningful      explicit                explicit
>         Hoax            explicit                -
>         Crypto          explicit                misleading
>         Stego           misleading              explicit

Pretty. But does it mean anything?

No, not really. But it might help Gabriele get an A. :-)

That's a big problem with semiotics - there are so many generalised frameworks just like this, and most of them tell you stuff you already know, in a way that doesn't really help you much.

Really, I find the most interesting semiotics papers are the ones tackling power relationships and politics through texts. But to most readers, they're probably the most questionable of the lot. :-)

YMMV! :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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