lost artifacts

From: Wade T. Smith (wade.t.smith@verizon.net)
Date: Wed 05 Mar 2003 - 12:36:00 GMT

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    On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 01:14 AM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > If you're going to discount the information available in an artifact
    > from
    > the past

    No, I'm not. Nope.

    > Anthropology is also a part of our present-day meme pool.

    Sure is.

    Let me revisit the factory analogy, and try to get it more preciously right.

    At one time, we had Model T factories. They made Model T's.

    Today, we have no Model T factories. We have Subaru factories. We cannot make a Model T in a Subaru factory, try as we might.

    But, we do have (still) the technology to make (we have the resources as well) a Model T, if, for some reason, we wanted to.

    But, we don't have any reason to.

    I'm not discounting any of the information in that Model T.

    I'm just saying you won't be seeing a new one in anyone's driveway.

    - Wade

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