Re: Memetic invasion!

From: John Wilkins (
Date: Thu 17 Jun 2004 - 03:40:51 GMT

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    On 17/06/2004, at 12:18 PM, Keith Henson wrote:

    > At 03:17 PM 10/06/04 +1000, John S Wilkins wrote:
    >> On 10/06/2004, at 11:39 AM, Ray Recchia wrote:
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>> --
    >>> It's all my fault then. 1999 was when the downward trend started.
    >>> 1999 was the year I first posted here.
    >> And I think I was unfair. Marketers and advertisers stuff things well
    >> before lawyers do. Just look at what the use of the term "paradigm"
    >> in advertising did for Kuhnian philosophy of science...
    > Just wondered if anyone has seen "meme" or "memetics" as a marketing
    > buzz word?

    and I have seen books and articles.
    > I have seen "viral marketing" used as the same thing as word of mouth.
    > Keith Henson
    > PS. I took Ray's reply as humor. Was I correct Ray?
    I took it that way too, but moderation, measure and sense were never my strong points.

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