Re: virus: A Rich Inherent Dance

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 05 Aug 1997 00:11:05 -0500

Tim Rhodes wrote:

> A strange coincidence (if you believe in such things) that this message
> followed another of yours, Eric, that absolutely reeked of _Virus of the
> Mind_. Hmmm...

Actually, not much of a coincidence at all. Seeing as I was trying to
explain the book to my dad, I'm not surprised that some ideas from the
book leaked into the discussion.

All I was trying to say was that "buttons" and "other ideas/memes in the
environment" are the "environment" in the analogy between memes and
genes. I don't know if the book actually said this directly, but if it
didn't, it certainly should have.