From: Grant Callaghan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 17:29:25 GMT
>On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 12:06 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
>>>Culture happens when alphabets happen.
>>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.
Now that I know how you were using the word, the sentence makes more sense.
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