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> I don't think memes are so robust as to be 'unbeatable' once launched.
The earlier meme cannot be designed with all its potential future
competitors in mind, but a new competing meme can be designed to counter an
earlier meme using linguistic tactics that target the earlier memes specific
> and weaknesses. The later meme can thus more requisite variety than the
> earlier one. True the earlier meme has the advantage of being ensconced
> (Chris's term: resident), but the new meme is not without significant
> responsive advantage.
<< This works IMO not in the real sense of the word, but as in a thought-
experiment it would !!
Once a meme is set, all possible and all probable future competitors are
locked up in the main stream ( or niche if you prefer) which the meme
will occupy or already does occupy.
Remerber, IMO in a way, the " form " under which a meme is set includes
all of its possible and all of its probable consequences.
Each meme is in a sense " de novo " because she will occupy each time
a new niche never occupied by others before.
That is, each time there is a thought about the weather wherever in the
world, each time that counts for a new meme. And that thought will have
its own niches to live and die by.
No meme is ever the same !!
And therefor, each meme is in a way " designed " with all its potential,
possible and probable competitiors. Not in the real sense of the word,
' in mind ', but nevertheless...
( I am, because we are) occupied
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