Re: pls direct me to a memetics list <eom>

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Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 22:08:40 BST

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    Hi Wade.

    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
    than a chain mail in terms of use.

    > Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 12:44:18 -0400
    > From: Wade Smith <>
    > 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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