Re: virus: Definition of meme (from alt.memetics)

David McFadzean (
Wed, 1 Jan 1997 22:33:20 -0700

> From: Alexander Williams <>
> Date: Tuesday, December 31, 1996 3:42 PM

> I think the underlying problem is that we have a field built on an
> entire series of imprecise usages and sloppy meanings in memetics, in
> part because its hard to get the metaphor tuned just right to
> communicate `just this and no more.'

Well, no kidding. Why do you suppose I'm trying to nail down a
working definition of "meme"? Do you think it is impossible? Should
we just give up now?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus