Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 11:28:00 -0000

Drakir wrote:
>Robin Faichney wrote:
>> A given item obviously might mean different things to different
>> people, and nothing at all to some. A word in a language with
>> which you're totally unfamiliar is an obvious example. I think
>> the only reasonable position on this is that if a certain piece
>> of data has any meaning to anyone then it's a meme.
>Does this mean that one person's meme may not be a meme to another
>person? Hence "Meme" is not universal?

Don't know what you mean by "Meme". :-)

But remember that what function as memes, and what we think of
as memes, are not necessarily the same things. And it's obvious
that some memes at least, and probably most of them, will never
make to 100% of minds. I don't think that invalidates the concept
in any way.

Robin Faichney