RE: virus: nudge nudge wink wink

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 11:16:40 +0100

> From: Brett Lane Robertson[]
> Robin,
> Even a theoretical construct has to have characteristics which
> distinguish
> it from another construct. A meme at the level of behavior should be
> discernable from "information", "behavior", "environment" well as
> from
> host, thought, imitation, idea, trait, etc.
How about this, then: items of behaviour are a subset of items
of information. Depending on whether "meme" is taken to
mean only those items of behaviour that actually progagate,
or all behavioural items, while those that don't propagate are
considered unsuccessful memes, memes are either a subset
or the full set of behavioural items.