From: Scott Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 18 Dec 2002 - 05:28:58 GMT
>From: Ray Recchia <email@example.com>
>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?
>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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