From: Reed Konsler (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 15 May 2003 - 20:01:58 GMT
> There is...another information ...the performance
> of the teacher, recounting, as best she tries, the performance of the
> artifact of the book.
I don't understand what you mean by "the performance of the artifact of the
book". Is the book, itself, performing? What performance connects the
larger culture of baseball to the micro-culture on the island.
Maybe this would be a better gedanken to help me understand you:
Let's say that on an island called "First Base" they perform a game called
baseball. On another island called "Third Base" they don't play the game.
All the islands share the same language. An expedition from First Base
lands on an island called "Second Base" and, after a little exploring,
returns to First leaving behind a bunch of junk they don't need. Among this
junk is the rules of baseball.
Lots of time passes. During this intervening period, people on First grow
tired of baseball. They stop playing, forget about it, and all records of
the game on First are lost.
A little while later, an expedition from Third lands on Second and uncovers
evidence of the previous explorers. This includes the rules to baseball.
They return to Third and the game becomes identified with these mysterious
First Basers that no-one has ever seen nor heard from. It becomes a fad and
eventually everyone on Third is playing baseball all the time.
The questions I have are:
1) What performance or performances allowed the game of baseball to
2) Where was the baseball meme when no one was playing baseball?
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