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Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:54:00 EST

From: Timequake1 <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:54:00 EST
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I am interested in doing a study that may fall into the field of memetics. I
am interested in the qualities of ideas that make them successful. I plan to
collect and catalogue a great numbers of ideas or memes that have affected
human history and use quantitative measurements of various objective aspects
of each idea, measuring each idea's qualities in several categories. I plan
to correlate this information with the quantitative success of each idea in
order to find what qualities make ideas successful.
My question is: Has a study similar to this proposed one, to your knowledge,
been previously done. I am aware that it is a necessary preliminary to ensure
the originality of my work, and I wanted to ask those knowledgeable in the
field of memetics.
I appreciate your reading this. If you have a response please e-mail me at

Thank you.

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