From: Wade Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 17:12:39 GMT
On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 12:06 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
>> Culture happens when alphabets happen.
>> - Wade
> My observations suggest there was a lot of culture before there was any
> history. Musical instruments are at least 50,000 years old but
> alphabets less than 10,000.
And my comment was not to be taken literally- I was not talking about
letters, but about similarities- the ability to command continuing forms
in memetic performance. Music is absolutely an alphabet in this sense.
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