Joined Feb 17, 2010 at 09:06AM EST
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I personally dont care enough to dig up any more evidence, I just noticed it mentioned online a lot and can identify with the phrase myself.
So without caring a whole lot to argue about it, I will submit my final note-
The Oxford English Dictionary define Meme as (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/meme?view=uk) -
an element of behaviour or culture passed on by imitation or other non-genetic means.
As far as I can tell, the phrase has indeed been imitated, passed around, at least enough that I noticed it, it meets all the criteria of the quoted definition! Certainly no mention of mutation – there is a difference.
I feel this whole vetting scheme has clearly gotten hugely pedantic and self righteous, some kind of self appointed judge, jury and executioner, saying it has to carry all the traits of all other so called meme’s on this site.
Lets return to roots shall we? – its all about personally identifiable funnies, passed around the internet, I dont think the internet meme should be defined any more elaborately.
And with that, I bid you adieu.
I added u as an editor, feel free to make further contributions and please dont vandalise the submission.
Anybody else care to improve it?
doesn’t that depend on your precise definition of the typical internet Meme?
Does it have to be cheaply imitated and parodied thousands of times ad-nauseum to be a Meme?
Thats a legitimate question btw – I don’t know.
That chap on Engadget I posted on the description seemed to have subtly altered the phrase.
And due to the potential game title changing (I’m not saying Crysis is the only culprit) such as Jake’s ‘Bad Company 2’ reference above, should the Meme be expanded to include any gaming title?
All legitimate questions imo.
@Eblis – but is your PC three years old? And did it cost under 500USD?
Its much more likely Crysis will run on todays PCs than your typical PC three, or even two years ago – thats the last time I updated my gaming rig (without breaking the bank) and it couldn’t run it well.
But you could still put a minimum pound sterling (I’m British) figure on a new PC which would run this title well, and it would probably still be over the price of a PS3.
Crysis kind of broke the record for gaming titles when it comes to how long before common cheap gaming rigs had progressed in processing power sufficient to run the title well.
Sure it was a showcase, and its extremely attractive a title, but in terms of business models for selling titles, its, well insane in the membrane!
Indeed, anybody who would like to contribute evidence I would be happy to add as editors.
Not least too, because I’m a bit lazy! ;-)
I would have to say this album is my absolute favourite.
Whilst he always will be a groundbreaking artist, and that I heard most of his work when I was back at Uni, none of the other albums he released came close to the utter late 80s early 90s perfection that this album posessed, even the follow up selected ambient works album – it all went a bit too weirdy for me.
Created a meme entry for Can it run Crysis?.