Re: Meme spotting

Bill Benzon (
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:27:05 -0400

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:27:05 -0400
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: Meme spotting

At 9:24 AM 4/13/99 -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:

>Not that I don't appreciate Chan, but I really do not think he started,
>or even dramatically forwarded this device- I personally have never seen
>his films, although I know they are popular, and starting to reach a
>wider audience.

But this is really beside the point, at least for orthodox memetics. Just
where and how this meme came into being is one issue. How it replicates is
another. whether or not the meme first appeared in North America in the
films of Jackie Chan, Chan is just a vehicle for the meme's replicative
agency. It's the nature of that agency I'm inquiring about. How does meme
do it? How did it enter Jackie Chan's mind and get him to replicate

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