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I think it is an artefact- a word made up of specific letters- and the only
thing passing between members of this list that is demonstrably common to
our discussion of it a four letter word "meme" (I'm reminded of that guy way
back when I joined the list who deliberately mis-typed it all the time- as
if to demonstrate his dislike for it). What is it that's getting replicated
in the discussions we're having but the word?
I should stress that it's the printed term I think is artefactual, as if we
were all to say the word and send it as audio files to each other we'd hear
a fair few different accents and pronunciations. (Might be fun to do that
actually! I imagine Wade to have a Orson Wellesian tone about him, for some
> From: Wade T.Smith
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 12:48 pm
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> Subject: Re: A Question for Wade
> Hi Robin Faichney -
> >But it's not an artifact.
> Correct, the word meme is not, in and of itself, but, there it is, eleven
> words back.
> Print it and hang it up.
> Although, I suppose I was not being true to my stance.
> So, it's a successful fad. It's a popular term. It's a nifty sound.
> But, yeah, it is not a meme.
> - Wade
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