RE: virus: Logic

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 10:05:40 +0100

> From: Eva-Lise Carlstrom[]
> A meme is analogous to a gene in that it is a relatively simple
> element
> which may be replicated. More elaborate constructs are referred to as
> meme-complexes or schemes. A virus is a meme-complex that encourages
> its
> own replication by a host...
Despite the fact I've done some reading and been
around here for a while, I'm still not clear on this:
what's the difference between a virus and any
other meme-complex? Surely they all encourage
their own replication?