Re: Japanese Univ. to set up world meme bank

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Tue 03 Dec 2002 - 04:59:46 GMT

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    >From: "Grant Callaghan" <>
    >Subject: Japanese Univ. to set up world meme bank
    >Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 07:25:29 -0800
    >They use the term "ideas" rather than memes but the concept looks like a
    >meme bank to me.
    >Check out:,1282,56374,00.html
    >Frankly, I think the idea is too big for a university and the number of
    >ideas (memes) in the world is growing much too fast for any group to keep
    Yeah. I'm not sure that even if the number of ideas is finite that cataloguing them all would be a realistic undertaking. Not only would there be ideas (actual and potential) themselves but the potential combinations.

    It's probably a good thing if there's no commitment to the term "meme" over
    "idea", "concept" or other such abstraction.

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