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Like I say, it is difficult to decide, and as Ray said, I think chain mail
is very valid. It is a message who's sole excistance relies on "copy me or
else!" In some respects one could regard this as a very basic meme
(parasite, virus?) hitching a ride on our copying ability. Me? I bin 'em.
Another thought is with regard to some of the jokes that have been posted.
Both your 'Snow' post and Grant's 'Jack Schitt' were one I passed on. How
many other's did so. It's info content, though funny, was not much higher
> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 12:44:18 -0400
> From: Wade Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: pls direct me to a memetics list <eom>
> On Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 12:17 , Steve Drew wrote:
>> it is difficult to know
>> what to leave out when looking at culture and memetics.
> I would like to know what the forum here considers valid to
> leave out of studies of culture (and memetics- which is a
> proposed mechanism of culture, after all....)
> Personally, I'd like to leave out any and all references or
> studies of chain letters- but that's a bias of mine.
> - - Wade
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