From: Richard Brodie (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 01 Oct 2003 - 17:20:39 GMT
> Good list. 'Snow Crash' by Neal Stephenson? It's a good SF
> book but I don't recall anything more memetic about it than a
> dozen other cyberpunk novels.
It's quite cutting-edge regarding memes. It's set in a world where cultural
viruses have taken over in a very amusing way, one of the biggest winners in
cultural selection being the franchise pizza store, its memetic "DNA"
contained in the ever-present three-ring binder constantly being consulted
by employees. It also introduces the concept of the "namshub," a powerful
mind virus. One of the main subplots is that a group of people is trying to
design the perfect mind virus to take over the world.
I have quite a few other recommendations. Press the "Books" button at the
top of www.memecentral.com
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