Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id TAA28940 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Wed, 18 Jul 2001 19:37:07 +0100 Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 18:16:17 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Faking It: The Internet Revolution Has Nothing to Do With the Nasdaq Message-ID: <20010718181617.A679@ii01.org> References: <20010717122838.AAA29276@email@example.com> <3B5442D6.5A912725@bioinf.man.ac.uk> <20010717170640.B591@ii01.org> <3B55686E.firstname.lastname@example.org> <3B556E0F.9453C76@bioinf.man.ac.uk> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <3B556E0F.9453C76@bioinf.man.ac.uk>; from Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk on Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 12:07:59PM +0100 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
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 -- http://www.ii01.org/ Robin Faichney
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