Re: virus: Re: Rationality
Fri, 7 Mar 97 15:35:09 GMT

David McFadzean wrote:

> At 11:13 AM 06/03/97 GMT, wrote:
> >But how does one know what the meme is called. Is it something that we assign
> >ourselves, or does it have various "key" words that trigger recognition?
> Being exposed (hearing, reading, etc.) to the name activates the meme
> to some extent

So the meme has inbuild key words?

> (like prefetching an instruction into your onboard cache,
> and if you understood that analogy you may not want to admit it in public :).

Fortunately, I'm utterly unaware what any of that means :)

> Symetrically, the meme causes the name to activated. Seeing a cat (or a photo
> or a drawing) causes the word "cat" to arise in my consciousness.

Hang on, though. Earlier you said that the meme was a far more complex
set of instructions, not just a short-cut key. Therefore, it's not
the meme that is doing the recognising in this above example. It must
be one of the "front-ends" if you like.