Re: Morris, Lydon provide witty fun in verbal dance

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Thu 13 Mar 2003 - 23:27:24 GMT

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    At 07:29 AM 14/03/03 +1100, Bruce Howlett wrote:
    >XXXX, memes don't do anything most of the time! The "process" of being
    >infected by a meme is one "doing" bit. The process of replicating and
    >transferring is another "doing" bit. Most of the time they hang around in
    >the brain as a "belief", or on bits of paper, celluloid, choreographer's
    >notes, etc. waiting to infect someone. I thought this was fairly widely
    >understood, or am I the odd one?

    Not at all.

    The only thing consistent about a meme is the information. So memes can be stored off line as it were on paper, etc. Not that it has any effect stored on paper until it get into someone brain.

    Keith Henson

    PS, if you require a meme to have made the jump from one person's brain to another brain, a meme which is only in the mind of the originator and on paper might better be classed as a potential meme. The corner cases like this are interesting, but not of real importance if you understand what is going on.

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