Re: i-memes and m-memes

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:43:04 +0100

Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:43:04 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: i-memes and m-memes
In-Reply-To: <>

In message <>, James McComb
<> writes
>Robin Faichney:
>I'd object to this on the same basis I'm not happy with the L/G terminology:
>it implies there are two different kinds of memes, when
>there is, as I see it, just one kind (at this level of generalisation), in
>different encodings. So I'd prefer i-encoding and m-encoding.
>James McComb:
>i-encoding is a bit ambiguous. Is it a noun or a verb?

I meant "encoding" as a noun, there.

>It could be
>interpreted as a PROCESS, whereas we want the i/m distinction to distinguish
>between types of THING.

I'm not sure the thing/process dichotomy is perfectly clear, here.

>How about one meme, but with an i-form and and an

Much better! Thanks a lot!

Robin Faichney
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