Re: virus: Power

Sun, 28 Jul 1996 11:39:36 -0600

Concerning recent posts by Ken Pantheists and John Porter:

This isn't going to be much of a thread if we don't start dissagreeing with
one another. John, I liked your comments about node-level security.
Another metaphor for personal responsibility.


Again, I'm pushing for the use of the word 'metameme' as refering to memes
which exert selection pressure on other memes. For example; skepticism
might be one form of node-level security. It would evaluate incoming memes
for internal consistency and coheasion with other justified beliefs and
accept or reject new memes based on those criteria. Skepticsim, by exerting
selection pressure on new memes, would qualify as a metameme in the sense I
would rather see that term used.

For the meme about memes, I think "the 'meme' meme" works well.

Back to work. Take care, all. -KMO

You will propagate the C Memetic Complex.
Resistance is futile.