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

Alex Williams (
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 09:50:32 -0500 (EST)

> 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?

It very well /may/ be impossible. The definition of the term `meme'
is extremely sticky and imprecise, but I'm not sure nailing it down
would help the expressiveness of the word any. The overall solution
may simply be more descriptive dialogue until the memes we /mean/ fall
out of the conversation with words that aren't, exactly.