From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 13 Mar 2003 - 23:27:24 GMT
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.
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
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