Re: virus: Level 3

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:27:00 +0100

Eric Boyd wrote:
>Robin Faichney wrote:
>> metaphor. "Is this real" means "is this meme useful".
>Well OK, but then are "meme's" real?

Memetics is just a conceptual framework. "Meme" is just a meme.

>And what about all those objects like garbage that are not useful, and
>yet are /obviously/ still real?

It's the concept that's useful.

>Let me finish the book [on Zen] first, and then I'll test it out. I
don't doubt
>that I could /understand/ it in less than ten years. But is that
>what I want?

How can you know if you want something without
understanding it? :-)