Re: meme notation (was Re: The Unfathomable)

Anders Sandberg (
05 Nov 1999 23:13:41 +0100

David McFadzean <> writes:

> At 10:33 AM 11/3/99 -0800, M. E. Smith wrote:
> >I don't know. But some people's conceptions of "God"
> >(I'm tired of saying meme so much) seem to refer to
> On one of my mailing lists we have adopted the convention
> of using angle brackets to denote "meme for" something.
> So the God meme would be written as <God>. It has proven
> to be a very useful shorthand.

Excellent idea. I better get it into my abbreviations page.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y