RE: virus: The One or the Many? (was: META)

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 19:58:48 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> At 11:20 AM 10/17/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
> >Why do you say that? Dawkins listed clothing fashions
> >as memes in the original piece -- what's the difference
> >between fashions and fads?
> The concept of "meme" has evolved since then. Dawkin's
> original list is now thought of more accurately as
> expressions of memes, not memes themselves.
OK, that's interesting, tell me more. Thought of by whom?
What are memes, and exactly how are they distinguished
from their expressions? Please explain, using the fashion/
fad thing as an example, on one side of the paper only.


PS In cyberspace, what corresponds to "the other side of
the paper"?