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In the Times Higher Education Supplement of February 8 2002 (For readers not in 'UK' academe this is the major weekly of news, reviews and
advertisments for the sector and, at times at least, a litmus of academic opinion) the following sentence is used (p20 by Tony Durham)
Compared to other business buxxwords it has been slow to spread through the meme pool, but perhaps its time has come.
The context is less important. Durham is discussing 'corporate diplomacy' as a new discipline of business studies. The point is that this
is the first time I have noted the use of meme pool as part of general, and by implication accepted, academic discourse. A minor point
indeed but perhaps an early indicator.
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