RE: memetics-digest V1 #1023

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    Hi Lawrence

    > Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:57:57 -0400
    > From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    > Subject: RE: memetics-digest V1 #1023
    >> Steve Drew:
    >> I think [advertisers] have learned the 'cruder' techniques such as the
    > 'sex sells'
    >> example you mentioned. I don't think it is because they are that good, but
    >> that they stick to ones that have been useful in the past. The
    >> problem they
    >> face is that everyone's responses are different, and IMO they have not
    >> developed enough ideas on how to overcome this yet, but if they do then I
    >> agree that things could get rough.
    > And that is one of the reasons we should be wary of turning memetics into a
    > technology and releasing it publicly. I consider this list a public forum.
    > Lawrence

    It is indeed. Unfortunately Pandora is still around, and so are the people
    who would open the box, including me and thee?


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