Re: Memetic invasion!

From: John Wilkins (
Date: Wed 09 Jun 2004 - 23:04:39 GMT

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    On 10/06/2004, at 7:37 AM, Keith Henson wrote:

    > Looking at how deep the "meme about memes" has embedded itself in
    > our culture . . . .
    > Here's one, LawMeme.
    > "LawMeme, a collaboration between the ISP, the Yale Law and Technology
    > Society and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology delivers the latest
    > law and technology news, commentary and feedback via the Web."
    > "LawMeme is a law and technology weblog affiliated with Yale Law
    > School and was founded in 2001. Our links and articles focus on the
    > mutual influence of technological development and legal doctrine.
    > LawMeme is staffed by Yale students, but we welcome submissions from
    > all readers."
    > "What does LawMeme mean?
    > "Meme- a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or
    > idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind
    > to another.
    > "LawMeme - a unit of legal information, such as a law or regulation,
    > that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to
    > another."
    > =1&categories=LawMeme
    > So about the time we see the fall off in research papers, LawMeme
    > starts.
    Once lawyers get involved in anything, the enterprise is effectively ready to be stuffed.

    Dr John S Wilkins
    Head, Communication Services
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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