Re: virus: Does a dog have meme-nature?

Ken Pantheists (
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 15:08:00 +0000

Reed Konsler wrote:

> We are in a symbiotic realtionship with our tools to the extent that we cannot
> think at the level of complexity we are accostomed to, without them.
> I'm not trying to capture the word. If meme means what is in the brain then so
> be it. To concentrate solely on this definition ignores a great deal of
> information we use and, I would say, neglects an important component of
> experience.

*Very* interesting point Reed. I agree that there needs to be an
awareness of the artifacts of our memes. (Hey, I like that word--could
we call them artifacts instead of infotrons?)

Maybe this is where memetics meets critical theory-- on this level that
you are introducing.

Ken Pantheists
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