Re: Meme bonding

From: Francesca S. Alcorn (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 17:12:17 GMT

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    >What do you mean by the Library of Congress system not influencing
    >successive generations of scholars? The university and local
    >community college libraries I'm familiar with use the Library of
    >Congress system, where local public libraries use the Dewey Decimal

    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant to say that the Library of Congress
    *would* influence the way people made connections.

    >Scholars at the academic (university and community college)
    >libraries would be subjected to (influenced by?) the LoC system.
    >Book categorizing doesn't seem to fall into a natural system of
    >categories like one sees in phylogeny of organisms. I'm not a book
    >categorizer, so I'm just babbling.

    That's why I think that categorizing books is a reflection of our own
    internal processes rather than reflecting any natural structure of

    And to take this even further, look at things you *won't* find in
    libraries, like pornography, religious and hate tracts etc. These
    are all very real fields of human endeavor, but they are shuffled off
    into obscurity. Censorship and memetics.


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