Re: I know one when I see one

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 17:29:25 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

    Now that I know how you were using the word, the sentence makes more sense.


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