From: William Benzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 17 Feb 2004 - 03:01:02 GMT
on 2/16/04 8:02 PM, Keith Henson at email@example.com wrote:
> At 08:32 PM 16/02/04 +0000, derek wrote:
>> Just come across an amazing old book. Allport GW &
>> Postman L (1947) The Psychology of Rumor. Henry Holt
>> & Co., New York. Just about everything you would want
>> to know about fast acting verbal behavioural contagions.
> Back in 1996 on alt.memetics I wrote:
> "I once saw something like this in (I think) a book called Rumor. I have a
> copy of this page somewhere. It was a visual/drawing version of the game
> "telephone." It stared with a rather stylized drawing of an owl which was
> serial copied by a number of people. The drawing degenerated in a few
> panels with the hand copy process to something very hard to figure out,
> and then jumped to become a cat. After that, the rest of the panels were
> clearly cats.
> "There is a name for stable attractors of this sort, but I can't think of
> it at the moment."
> Could you take a quick look through the book and see if this has the owl to
> cat page? If it does, I sure would appreciate your making a jpg of the page.
> Keith Henson
There's such a page in F. C. Bartlett's 1932, *Remembering: A Study in
Experimental and Social Psychology*, Cambridge U Press, p. 180.
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