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On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 12:39:13PM -0000, Vincent Campbell wrote:
> <the thing about the social sciences, though, is that they tend to
> > methods for the sake of them, irrespective of how well they deliver.>
> Often true, but I don't know of social scientists ever trademarking
> their methodologies. Maybe that's because there's no money in social
> sciences, maybe an ego thing in other fields I don't know. Just think what
> Dawkins could be worth if he'd TM'd 'meme'. It'd be be like Coca Cola
> buying Santa Claus.....
Don't forget Harry Potter! I've heard various figures, $100-150million.
And to think Rowling wrote it on benefits, just a few miles from here.
I could do that! In theory. Seriously, this is not good writing,
by any vaguely literary standard, but it obviously hit the spot...
that's memetics for you!
-- Robin Faichney "One person's mess is another's complexity" inside information -- http://www.ii01.org/
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