Re: Memes implemented, was Re: A Question for Wade

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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
    > retain
    > > 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"
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