Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)
Tue, 25 Mar 97 09:39:16 GMT

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". :-)

That's the problem! I'm just wondering whether a meme has to be
universally accepted as a meme to be such, or whether if it acts
as a meme on just one person (or maybe 2, depending if you want evidence
of propogation) it can fullfil the criteria.