Re: Mini case study of memetic mutation

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sat 09 Nov 2002 - 16:33:38 GMT

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    At 11:33 PM 06/11/02 -0800, Bill Spight <>
    >Dear Grant,
    > > 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.

    Both are good points.

    Keith Henson

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