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On Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at 10:28 AM, Keith Henson wrote:
> At 07:56 AM 22/01/02 -0800, "Grant Callaghan" <email@example.com>
>>> I have often mentioned in my writing that you could replace "meme"
>>> "replicating information pattern." Replicator is the inclusive class
>>> incorporates genes, memes and computer viruses. Meme though is a
>>> handy word and does not have much baggage (outside of meme discussion
>>> groups that is).
>>> Keith Henson
>> What do you think the chances are for a ten-syllable name replicating
>> and taking the place of a one-syllable name like "meme?"
> Extremely close to zero. :-)
But the acronym RIP might make it...
-- John S Wilkins Head, Communication Services The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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