15 megabytes of fame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 15 minutes of fame.

Noun[edit]

15 megabytes of fame

  1. A modest amount of fame achieved in the world of computing, as by inclusion on a popular video or audio clip available on the Internet.
    • 1995, The New Yorker: 
      Culture is your friend who likes to draw [] . / The web is an opportunity to make good our fifteen megabytes of fame. / The more widespread and grassroots the Internet, the more difficult it will be to dominate and control it.