From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 07 Nov 2002 - 07:33:29 GMT
> I think your analysis makes much more sense than the idea that we were
> infected by emoticon memes. It's a good look at why people make the choices
> they make and what they result in on a social basis.
Thank you for your support. ;-)
I do think that the virus metaphor is valid in at least two ways. First,
epidemiological thinking does help us understand the spread of memes.
Second, probably most of culture is caught rather than taught.
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