RE: legend of Greyfriar's Bobby

From: Richard Brodie (
Date: Fri 27 Jan 2006 - 04:58:23 GMT

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    <<Our own Richard Brodie appeared on Oprah before, which probably helped his book, plus gave memetics some popular exposure. I can't recall Brodie's book grabbing me emotionally though, but it had some interesting intellectual points. I digress.>>

    I think the most popular work on memetics is Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_, a work of fiction. After writing _Virus of the Mind_, although I did my best to pepper it with memetic tricks, I realized fiction is more effective. I simultaneously realized I didn't really want people to understand how to design mind viruses all that much.

    I actually have about 200 pages of a novel written but it's on a virtual back shelf while I improve my poker game.

    Richard Brodie

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