From: derek gatherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 22 Apr 2004 - 07:17:03 GMT
--- Scott Chase <email@example.com> wrote: >
> Did anybody make an actual explicit reference to
> "memes" or "memetics"
> or are you assuming that use of a phrase like
> "tipping point" or
> "infected" implies a reference to memetics itself?
Yes, I am assuming the latter. This kind of language
is still very rare, but 3 sightings on a single news
programme since October might be a trend...???
> There's a big difference between an explicit
> reference to memetics and
> something implied by a meme-like term used by a
> prominent person in my
Of course, I have never seen any reference to memes in
the mainstream media (except of course in things like
New Scientist, but I'm referring here to the
non-seintific mainstream). The only exception is in
Private Eye, which ran a series of memetics quotes in
its "Pseuds Corner" column back in about 1999.
>The latter case, if so, seems to be quite a
> stretch to make it
> appear that memetics has a wider appeal or usage
> than may be the case.
I'm just looking for any crumb of comfort to convince
me that I haven't wasted my life.
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