From: Lawrence DeBivort (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 04 Mar 2003 - 13:22:47 GMT
MOTEL OF THE MYSTERIES, David Macaulay. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1979, for
those who are not yet familiar with this gem of a classic on the
interpretation of artifacts for which user knowledge is no longer available.
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> Of Wade T. Smith
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> Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1300
> On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 09:19 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> > But if you were talking about an artifact such as a clay bowl or a
> > stone ax
> > head, for example, and you went out and gathered the same kind of clay
> > and
> > formed that clay in the same way and decorated it with the same
> > designs and
> > fired it at the same temperature, you would have learned a thing or two
> > about how the tribe accomplished the task themselves.
> Yup, for sure, and anthropologists do things like that, all the time.
> But they are not making one _anew_, in the cultural context that made
> that artifact _anew_. They are _merely_ replicating.
> - Wade
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