Re: Memetics or artefactics?

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 01:00:33 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
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Subject: Re: Memetics or artefactics?
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 01:00:33 -0700

Mario Vaneechoutte wrote:

>What then do you want to study when you propose that memetics should be

I think this confusion over the use of the word "artifact" goes back to
something I asked about here on this list a while back, "What term can we
_agree_ to use to describe the physical manifestations of a meme?"

I would prefer to call it by a nifty new term some of you might have heard
of: "MEME" (I suspect Dereck might agree with me here). And to call the
thoughts, attitudes and beliefs that spawn such a thing... well, gosh, how
about something like, say... THOUGHTS, ATTITUDES, and BELIEFS perhaps?!?

I understand that this is radical thinking and as such unlikely to meet with
widespread approval. But I offer it for your amusement nonetheless.

-Tim Rhodes

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