Here’s an Internet meme that’s older than the Internet. It’s from the mainframe/time share days. I first read it on USENET back in the 1980s. #oldfartcomputerstories
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When a baby photo becomes an Internet meme
In 2000, Allen S. Rout posted a few photos of his 5-month-old son, Stephen, on his personal website. Later, the Florida father found his baby’s image has been manipulated in dozens of different ways? Here’s how an innocent baby photo become a Japanese meme.
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A Baby Photo Becomes an Internet Meme
An image of an infant’s smiling face went viral in Japan: strangers had digitally pasted it onto Kurt Cobain’s head, carved it into Mount Rushmore, and tattooed it onto David Beckham’s torso.
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