Re: electric meme bombs

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Wed 16 Oct 2002 - 19:30:33 GMT

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    On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 02:56 , wrote:

    > It is the only possible commonality between multiple performances of
    > the same behavior by a single individual.

    Repetition is not dependent upon latency.

    Twitches are multiple performances of the same behavior. So are habits. We have already dismissed these from memetic behaviors.

    Besides... there is no such thing as identical performances. Song1 is not Song2. This is the very essence of cultural change.

    Memes do not evolve, they are each unique performances, utilizing similar and preponderant preparations.

    Each car from a factory is unique, but, because the factory is made to produce a near identical artifact, each one gets the same name, i.e. Cadillac Eldorado, and is recognized as such, but you would not drive another's. The commonality between them is the factory. Memes are behaviors produced by memeplexes (factories), in our case humans within a shared culture behaving.

    - Wade

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