Re: Faking It: The Internet Revolution Has Nothing to Do With the Nasdaq

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 18:16:17 BST

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    On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 12:07:59PM +0100, Chris Taylor wrote:
    > The memetic point I was (perhaps clumsily) making is that if there is a
    > set of memes from fiction, predating the real existence of a thing (the
    > web for example), then the head start they get from already existing
    > means that they'll occupy the new niches, preventing anything from
    > evolving 'de novo'. Resident's advantage.

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought you were saying that the
    Gibsonian memes had significantly influenced the structure and use of the
    Internet, rather than just the attitudes of some self-styled "hackers".

    "A prime source of meta-memes" -- Inside Information --
    Robin Faichney

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