From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 20:18:48 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wade T.Smith" <email@example.com>
> On Sunday, November 3, 2002, at 11:01 , Van oost Kenneth wrote:
> > Wade's scheme is a pyramid where in the modern days of our todays
> > world again, time after time the top (behavior), individualistic is
> > replaced.
> > I think !
> There is that very nice image of the granular pyramid, slowly rising,
> gaining shape, bean by bean, every addition helping to form it, and,
> then, one day, adding just too much, and breaking, althought not much,
> and as long as beans keep dropping, the shape will resume. Culture is
> like that, and the pemetic model is like that, every performance another
> bean, from the same source, until, break. So, I sort of see how the
> pyramid structure occurs to you, but I was not thinking, in any mental
> image, of a shape.
Never said you were Wade ! It is my image to picture what you' re
trying to say.
But I don 't see to what point it can break though.
I picture myself a pyramidic- like form where again and again, time
after time the top ( what thus in your scheme represents the actual
behavior) is replaced.
Picture yourself a whole set of pyramids set on a base of communalities,
like you propose, each of them newbie constructed and at their top
stands each time a different, but still similar behavior.
Each time a performer performs it, or is willing to, a pyramid like form
is constructed, the final performance, due to environmental circumstances,
is each time different though similar.
But breaking ! How would/ could it break !?
For all now what I do understand of your scheme, I see no tipping point !
As long there are performers out there, the final behavior will resume, it
will in the end cease to exist, but breaking !? No, atleast not in my mind.
PS, sometimes I didn 't understood you properly, but I do hope you don 't
think I ridiculed you in anyway !?
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