Re: The Meme Machine

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 10:06:15 +0100

Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 10:06:15 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: The Meme Machine
In-Reply-To: <>

In message <>, Bill Benzon
<> writes
>At 8:06 PM 4/8/99 +0100, Chris Lees wrote:
>>After all, fighting - or, avoiding an
>>attack - becomes very easy, if your opponents are moving at half
>Take a look at John Jerome, The Sweet Spot in Time (1980) for a look at
>sports from this POV.

The Inner Game series is about getting into "the zone".
But the classic is Zen in the Art of Archery. Please
excuse the HTML:

Eugen Herrigel.
<EM>Zen in the Art of Archery</EM>.
Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1953.
Translated by R.F.C. Hull.

W. Timothy Gallwey.
<EM>The Inner Game of Tennis</EM>.
Random House, New York, 1974.

Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey.
<EM>The Inner Game of Music</EM>.
Pan Books, London, 1987.

W. Timothy Gallwey and Bob Kriegel.
<EM>Inner Skiing</EM>.
Random House, New York, 1977.

It could be useful to categorise all these meditative and
sports techniques as the short and/or long-term purging of
memes to free resources for other purposes. This seems
different in principle from the competition between
incompatible memes, even though the purging concept is a
meme and therefore such competition must play a part in
any discussion of it or even thinking about it.

BTW, Chris, if you're listening, a cite for Gabora would
be nice.

Robin Faichney

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