Re: memetics-digest V1 #1302

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Wed 05 Mar 2003 - 19:33:49 GMT

  • Next message: Wade T. Smith: "Re: memetics-digest V1 #1302"

    On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 01:18 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > the recreation and restoration of old cars is almost a
    > fulltime industry in the U.S.

    Twist it anyway you want, you will not see a _new_ T in anyone's garage. Restoration is not newly manufacturing, and there is no way anyone would _newly_ make a T.

    Perhaps they might make a new 'retro' T, much like the PC Cruiser which is very popular, but, there will be no new T's.

    However, to address your main point, yes, there is a small but industrious culture actively restoring and showing T's.

    My direct point is that, if this industrious culture were gone, would anyone make a T?

    No, they would not.

    Let me turn to plastering, to more precisely show the correctness of my position. Would you agree that there is a lost art of plastering that will not be rediscovered? How about tinctures of medieval paints? How about varnishes for violins? The list of extinct cultural techniques is practically endless, even within recorded history.

    - Wade

    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed 05 Mar 2003 - 19:30:36 GMT