Re: virus: Memetic Evolution

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 09:32:35 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 9 Feb 1997, Dave Pape wrote:

> I think that Movements incorporate memetic civil wars. That is, I don't
> think that the memes within any Movement are ever fully compatible...
> EG, I don't believe that the work of different painters in the Impressionist
> movement didn't arise from totally compatible memes, because if it did, then
> we wouldn't be able to distinguish the painters' styles.
> Thus, within any movement I reckon there's memetic competition,
> disagreement.

Point taken. I'm in a "let's all just get along" mood these days. Don't
worry, I'll spin around and bite you in the ass soon enough. :O

By the way, I like your new tag line:

> If you mapped memespace onto a 2D plane, then made a 3-D graph with
> Activation Level as the vertical axis, and animated shots of the graph over
> time, it'd look like the progress of some crazy Hokusai ocean.