pedant attack no. 3478

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Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:30:42 GMT

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:30:42 GMT
From: SOC Lab <>
Subject: pedant attack no. 3478

Thanks for the Private Eye reference Derek - I think we should keep mentioning whenever our subject
turns up.
Having said that, it's not really a memetics reference, is it? It's about information contagion, which as our
friend Paul Marsden will point out, is not quite memetics.
Even though memes are not mentioned, the sentence: "an explanation for particular patterns of
macro-behaviour that may seem at odds with the underlying micro-motives" seems to hit the nail on the
head, where economics is concerned. The next time an economist asks me what the hell my thesis is
about, I think I'll know how to frame it now ;-)

Alex Rousso.

> From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
> Subject: Memetics makes Private Eye
> When I picked up the latest copy of Private Eye at the weekend, I was
> astonished to see that an extensive quote in memetical vein (involving
> Hayek, interactive agent models and information contagion), by Prof.
> Nicholas J Vriend of the Institute of Economic Affairs, had made it into
> Pseuds Corner!!
> Now are we in the mainstream of popular kulcha, or what????

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