memes are non euclidean in a sense and exist in a self referential manner which makes measurement so difficult.
The zeno effect now this applied to memetics would be the effect seen of once trying to name a pattern or meme or even archetype, abstracts it. as soon as you try to touch it, it eludes you. like the paradoxical nature of a strange loop, this also affects memes. even as a case of itself, the naming of a meme, has rendered it confusing for many, it creates associations.
thus being subject to Memetic_Drift
- barriers to entry
- relation to complexity
- as implied by abstraction node