virus: Meme-Virus comparison

Duane Daniel Hewitt (
Thu, 11 May 1995 13:28:47 -0600 (MDT)

I think I am starting to understand where you (David and Sean) were coming
from with regards to memes and specifically Idea Futures. The thing about
a biological virus is that any one particle can infect one host at a
time. A single copy of a meme can infect multiple hosts and give a much
more complex response due to the interactions of the hosts with one another.
Thus Idea Futures has gained a life of its own independent of Hanson or
the Web implementation.

Feel free to attempt to improve my understanding.