RE: What does the replicating?

Dr I Price (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 01:16:16 -0400

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 01:16:16 -0400
From: Dr I Price <>
Subject: RE: What does the replicating?
To: "" <>


>Note, however, if we consider CCInc and PepsiInc, we can reasonably give=
relatively small set of coke memes and pepsi memes credit for the
differences in output between these two large meme pools. And if we
compare, for example, Boeing Inc. and CCInc., both a large late 20th C
corporations and, as such, share a good many memes. But the differences
between them are greater than the differences between CCInc and PepsiInc =
so we'd expect greater differences in their meme pools, but just how much=

greater? If CCInc and PepsiInc share 99% of their memetic complement, wha=
do CCInc and Boeing share, 70%, 80%? Do we care? Why or why not? If we d=
how do we go about measuring these meme pools?<

My guess would be nearer 95% at least. Both share most of the 'corporatio=
memes which have flourished in the last 100 years or so as well as the
largely Americain strain of their linguistic and cultural heritage. Both
have evolved fairly dominant positions in their local ecosystems. It is
hardly measurement in a precise sense but a way into the comparison is to=

compare the 'Unwritten Rules' by which players in either corporation
function. See my papers for more detail. Sorry this is written in a rush
before I leave for a couple of days.

If Price

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