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At 06:43 PM 11/02/02 -0500, you wrote:
>And it reminds me that at one time I was thinking about tossing out for
>inspection the 'meteor, meteoroid, meteorite' terminology in memetics,
>especially as far as the _where_ things might be- which would present a
>case for 'memeoid', as well as 'memeite'. It would also, very nicely,
>sync in with my behavior-only stance, as 'meme' would be the terminology
>for the behavior, 'memeite' for an artefact of any sort with memetic
>content, and 'memeoid' for the memory quantum in the brain.
Sorry Wade, you came too late to the party. There are 5 pages of web links
on google for memeoid and it looks like every one of them is in the mode of
the meaning I suggested for the word 17 years ago.
Little amusing history there, memeoid was coined in analogy to android, a
robot, robotic behaviour. But I considered using the word for a minimal
meme in analogy with viroid, a chunk of DNA (gene) too small to code for a
Encyclopedia.com - Results for viroid
Electric Library's Free Encyclopedia viroid viroid, microscopic infectious
much smaller than a virus, that infects higher plants such as potatoes ...
Category: Reference > Encyclopedias > Encyclopedia.com > V
www.encyclopedia.com/articles/13520.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
Infective speech fillers people pick up of the "you know" and "fact of the
matter" are these kind of minimal memes. I am not aware of a term for for
such minimal memes. Suggest one if you wish.
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