Re: Social facts and snowball effect

From: Douglas Brooker (
Date: Tue 11 Apr 2006 - 15:25:41 GMT

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    Keith Henson wrote:

    > At 04:51 AM 4/11/2006 +0200, you wrote:
    >> A ball of snow rolling down hill and picking up more and more snow is
    >> not different from a typical avalanche.
    > Actually, I think it is. It takes rather special conditions where the
    > snow is close to the melting point to result in this kind of "pick up
    > more snow as it rolls" behavior. I can think of only a few times I
    > have seen it.

    in Canada as kids we'd call it 'packing snow', i.e. it made good snow balls. other snow is dusty and dry, the stuff of snow drifts, perhaps a competing model.

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