Re: Memes Meta-Memes and Politics 1 of 3 (1988, updates 2002)

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 15:00:11 GMT

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    At 09:51 PM 17/02/02 -0800, you wrote:


    > >Japan, are all too well known. I have proposed the term "memeoid" for
    > >people whose behavior is so strongly influenced by a replicating
    > >information pattern (meme) that their survival becomes inconsequential
    > >in their own minds.
    > >
    >I use the term "memebots" to refer to the same phenomenon.

    I might have used "memebot" myself if I was coining the word today, but in
    the early 80s the -bot was not yet being used. It will be interesting to
    see which term survives if one of them goes out of use.

    To put a measure on it, today memeoid gets 38 hits in Google, memebot gets
    18. The varient spelling memoid get 170 hits but most may not be related.

    Keith Henson

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