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> In terms of your question about general behaviour, there was that experiment
> whereby a man stands in a busy city street staring upwards, most passers by
> ignore him. Put five people standing together staring up though, and large
> numbers of people will stop to look up also. I believe this has something
> to do with social compliance, at least that's how the social psychologists
> interpret it.
And there's that sculpture outside the [er...] building - four(ish)
people looking up - people stand by it and look up. A meme 'in your
face' can be 'loud' enough to just get you to express it right away
(assuming you don't spot a risk of death/maiming etc.).
Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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