From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 10 Apr 2003 - 01:35:42 GMT
>From: "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: SARS!
>Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 08:20:12 -0700
>Maybe the whole (TV-watching) world did become aware.
>If so, how do you model that? Frequency jumps from
>zero to one in a single instant? How could you fit a
>contagion trajectory on that? You need some kind of
>sigmoid curve to appear from out of your data, at
>least the hint of one, in order to justify any
>assertion that a contagion-like mechanism is involved.
>I don't think there is a fit with contagion trajectory and the spread of
>memes. At some point in the past this comparison made sense. In today's
>world, it doesn't. The spread of memes belongs to a new paradigm.
You used memes and paradigm in the same sentence. I don't know whether I should shake your hand or hose you down with disinfectant.
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