Re: Sexy memes

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Sun 20 Oct 2002 - 20:23:12 GMT

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    >Re: my quotation from the SEX entry in the Jargon File,
    >Grant Callaghan <> asked:
    > > That was all very interesting and entertaining, but I can't see
    > > what it has to do with my proposal.
    >"a transaction as expressed in ... Main Entry: trans·ac·tion ...
    >... an exchange or transfer of ..."
    >e.g. an exchange or transfer of software (in the broadest sense of that
    >term), i.e. Software EXchange
    > > Was it the fact that I used the word "sexy" in my subject line?
    >Adding provocative words to messages, especially to subject lines, is not
    >unlike flowers displaying large brightly coloured targets
    >to attract insect pollinators -- q.v.
    > dpw http://www.SocialTechnology.Org/dpwilson.html
    Again you've talked about "memetic flowers" and "software exchange" but what do you think of the idea of defining memes as information communicated as part of a transaction? Or do you have an opinion on that?



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