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

David McFadzean (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 16:44:45 -0600

At 07:58 PM 10/17/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>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.

I hear Brodie has a good book that explains the difference
between memes and mind viruses (the latter being the
expression of the former).

There are some informal definitions here:

and a formal definition here:

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus