Re: The Extended Memeotype

Bill Benzon (
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:15:24 -0400

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 23:15:24 -0400
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: The Extended Memeotype

At 5:54 PM 4/9/99 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>I want us to have one word which explains everything from
>what goes on in brains to what goes on in e-mail chain letters.
>The word I use in my own mind is: Meme. That simplicity
>is attractive, where a taxonomy is not.

And I'd like one word that explains everything. How about "shazaam!" or
maybe "alikaboom" or "razzmatazz" or even
"supercaliphragalisticexpialadocious". But I don't think I'm gonna' get

Come on Reed, this sounds like you're imposing very stringent a priori
conditions on the study of the human mind.

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