Re: pet peeves - memetic books

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Wed 18 Dec 2002 - 05:28:58 GMT

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    >From: Ray Recchia <>
    >Subject: Re: pet peeves - memetic books
    >Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:13:08 -0500
    >At 11:26 AM 12/17/2002 -0800, you wrote:
    >>I thought we were going to stop sending useless emails such as the one
    >>to "save" the list's reputation? Smith, it's nice that you have issues
    >>the word "wade", but please, it's an inappropriate rant.
    >Most email readers can be set up to filter out emails by name and not just
    >address. If Wade or anybody else's stuff bothers you just have it
    >automatically sent to the trash.
    >>On a lighter note, are any new DECENT memetic papers or books due out?
    >>Sabrina Marr
    >I haven't read any new books since Robert Aunger's 'Electric Meme' came
    >out in the middle of the year. Aunger's work has been criticized quite a
    >bit here, but the meat to junk ratio is reasonably high compared to other
    >sources of information on memetics.
    What's people's views on _Sense and Nonsense_ by Laland and Brown. I bought it but haven't gotten around to diving deeply into the book yet.

    I read Balkin's _Cultural Software_ a while back. He got off to what I thought was a good start, but started losing me somewhere along the line. I think the subject matter wasn't quite in my realm of knowledge o I'd have to give the book another read or two. I've read two of Rushkoff's books and an article on "technorealism". He's more of a populist, but I thought some of his stuff interesting enough to keep me reading.

    I read Bloom's _Lucifer Principle_. I'd have to read more of _Global Brain_ and re-read _LP_ I suppose.

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