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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.
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