However, the term definitely predates people copying and sending goofy pictures with big-font words written on them to all their friends on Facebook, and is much more interesting an idea than that and it's unfortunate that so many people don't know the original meaning. Worth looking up if you're not familiar.
Even the latter date I gave above (1983), realistically over a decade after the birth of the Internet, is still 6 years before the "world wide web" has launched. I think it was 1988 when my friend Chris got his Prodigy account. And even before that... my cousin Rich and I were accessing dial-up BBS games and news sites and sending e-mail. (and the first Internet "meme" might have been sent later still, around 1996)
So... 1. no, I wouldn't have made the assumption you made, and don't know that Dimby would, either. I'll be kind and assume he didn't. and 2. stand by my original point.
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