GreenM3 reaches 1,000 RSS reader level

On Tues Jan 19, 2010 I reached 1,027 RSS Readers subscribed to GreenM3.  Thanks for visiting and subscribing!


When I started this blog 2 years ago thanks to a good nudge from my friend Bob Visse who lives social networking at MSN, I started discussing the “green data center” topic.  Things have morphed to broader issues effecting data centers like cloud computing.

At first it was hard to blog, but now I have so many ideas that I filter things down to issues that get me thinking and questioning what is going on in the data center industry and the the approaches are sustainable and greener.  Then I use GreenM3 to capture the ideas and share in an open source manner.

What seems like a more difficult approach has actually freed me to think more broadly and I am now up to 1090 posts.

Part of what keeps me going is the social network effect.  And as Eleanor Wynn from Intel identified I act like a “meme.”  Memetic engineering is defined here.


According to the theory, the effect a meme has on society is based on the application of the meme after understanding the qualities essential to the meme. For example, Rolando, Burchett and Sokol expand on their concept and explain that "Race" and "Racism" are memes incorporating several other memes, some of which have positive connotations in societies that reject racism. According to the theory Memetic engineering is simply put, the analysis of an individual or individual's behavior, the selection of specific memes and the distribution or propagation of those memes with the intent of altering the behavior of others. A memetic engineer doesn't particularly have to consciously make the decision to alter another individuals behavior. It can happen unconsciously when specific behavior is observed, transmitted and then replicated within the observer. The process of creating and developing theories or ideologies based on an analytical study of societies, cultures, their ways of thinking and the evolution of their minds. Memes themselves are neither good nor bad. For example Race is an ideology that is made up of several memes. When a Meme is introduced, those concepts begin to take on their own process of evolution based on the person who adopts the ideology internalizes it, and reintroduces it into society causing it to spread like a virus.

According to the above theory, typical memetic engineers include scientists, engineers, industrial designers, ad-men, artists, publicists, political activists, and religious missionaries.

If you don’t quite get the concept of Memetic engineering and memes, it took me a while too.  But, after a few months I get it, and substituted the Managing “M” in GreenM3 for Memetics.