Re: Measuring Memes -- as waveforms

Chris Lees (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 00:19:09 +0100

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 00:19:09 +0100
From: Chris Lees <>
Subject: Re: Measuring Memes -- as waveforms

Chris Lofting wrote :


> In this sense there is no 'chain' but more a vest of chains woven together
> with each chain manifesting a 'bias' to objects/relationships. From this
> weaving emerges a 'pattern' that is the communication that causes
> 'resonance' and so a sense of 'meaning'. Memes do not have to be words but
> more any metaphor/symbolism that causes emotional resonance and as we have
> seen this can be 'hidden' from the individual; they can 'sneak-in' under
> your guard and 'have fun' at your expense!

Hey Chris, I like your wild and woolly stream of consciousness speculation
and the way everything gets tied together :-) ..not convinced it's 'the answer',
though, but it's certainly stimulating...Is this an example ?
Mozilla derived from Godzilla derived from Gorilla ( I guess )
Mozilla , Netscape code, ' the monster Mosaic-killer '.
Godzilla , was that King Kong or somesuch ? I'm not good on movies.
Gorilla, greek origin, anthropoid ape.
The metamorphosis of just these three words, strings of symbols, is
accompanied by very complex layers or resonances of 'meaning'....
Rwanda to Silicon Valley... which 'infected' my brain around three years
ago, and 'stuck'. This is useless info, for me. I don't want to know why
'Mozilla' or about 'Godzilla'. It sneaked in, and I cannot get rid of it.


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