Re: virus: (The utility of) opposites

twelve (
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 08:36:20 -0800 (PST)

KMO wrote:

<<Twelve seemed to be propossing a mental exercise. Many concepts come in opposing pairs, up/down, right/wrong, us/them. Twelve asked
"what's the opposite of a meme, a concept which does not come with an
obvious opposite?" The exercise is to hold the concept up to the light, look at it from various angles and see if you can find (or invent) a vantage point from which you can pick out something that a casual inspection does not reveal. It seems like there might be some value in performing an exercise of this sort, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.>>

yes! that is why i asked! i was thinking that perhaps by exploring what a meme *isn't* as compared to what it *is* would help me better understand this fascinating concept! and i much appriciated all yer answers!


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