Re: I know one when I see one

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 17:12:39 GMT

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    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.

    - Wade

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