Re: Do all memes die out or evolve? I think not.

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 15:28:08 GMT

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    On Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 10:01 , Keith Henson wrote:

    > Writing down a meme can slow its drift to nearly zero.

    Of course, if the meme is only the artefact, there is no drift,
    at all, other than the corrosion of time.

    But, the meaning of this artefact changes constantly.

    The meaning of the Parthenon friezes in the British Museum is
    not the meaning they had when upon the Parthenon in Hellenic

    If the meme is semantic content, how do we approach this change
    in meaning? What stays the same, and what changes?

    How can meme1 be meme2?

    - Wade

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