May 2002

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NOTE: This was relevant back when the blog was called “MemeKitchen” but not so much now. Still, I’m leaving it here for posterity.

On occasion people say “hey I read your blog, um, what is it again? ‘mee mee kitchen’?”

That’s when I am reminded what a geek I am, that I would name my blog after something only wonky people have heard of.

It’s actually pronounced “meemkitchen” named after the concept of a “meme” as explained here on Wikipedia:

To quote a little of the entry:

A meme (rhymes with “dream”, but comes from memetic and memory) is a unit of information that replicates from brains or retention systems, such as books, to other brains or retention systems. In more specific terms, a meme is a self-propagating unit of cultural evolution, analogous to the gene (the unit of genetics). The term was coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins in his controversial bestselling book The Selfish Gene. Memes can represent parts of ideas, languages, tunes, designs, skills, moral and aesthetic values and anything else that is commonly learned and passed on to others as a unit. The study of evolutionary models of information transfer is called memetics.