Simon Blackburn, Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, p. 237
What the hell is a meme? Well it is all pretty complicated and yet all pretty simple. For a detailed explanation the Oracle of Ottawa has provided a link to the article in Wikipedia, that just about covers the history and basic explanation of the beast. The reason I am going about this esoteric word and concept originates from watching the effect of a very powerful internet meme in the form of Anonymous. As per earlier posts the Oracle of Ottawa was just mesmerized at the effect that an internet meme could have on an elected democratic government! It is all getting rather McLuhan-esk isn't it?
|Anonymous - Government by meme?|
Here is more information than you probably need. Ponder government of the future....