Re: virus: Mind-Flipping

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 10:40:03 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 12 Oct 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> -Prof. Quarkowaski asked:
> >What is the difference between a "quark" and a <quark>?
> The same difference as between "-Prof. Quarkowaski" and "-Prof. Tim".
> It is the same phenomenon, although little disappointing, no halo or horns,
> no glowing light or dark ominous clouds, just a common schmoe.

For those new to the list:

The convention <X> was adopted here a while back as a symbol for "the meme
of X". So that <Mr. Quark> would be read as "the meme for `Mr Quark'" or
<God> as "the meme(s) about God".

Tad seems to have forgotten.

-Prof. Tim