Mimetic drift

Mimetic drift describes the flow of ideas (memes) across a social group. A typical usage can be seen in the edition of The Harrow Technology Report dated 22 December 2003.[1]

The phrase was used as the title of a short story by science fiction author Glenn Grant.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.theharrowgroup.com/articles/20031222/20031222.htm "Within months `Murphy's Law' had spread to various technical cultures connected to aerospace engineering. Before too many years had gone by variants had passed into the popular imagination, changing as they went. Most of these are variants on "Anything that can go wrong, will," but as we'll see in a moment, this is correctly referred to as Finagle's Law. The mimetic drift apparent in these mutants clearly demonstrates Murphy's Law acting on itself!"
  2. ^ http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/harrison/Cyberpunk/cyberpunk.html Jason Harrison's "Cyberpunk" reading list

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