RE: virus: Memetics: our obligations

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 09:37:08 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Richard Brodie wrote:

> >When will the script be e-published ?
> >
> >Spread the good memes, like Calvin does. ;>
> I'm not convinced that giving my work away is an effective way to spread
> memes. Read Cialdini.

Availability/accessibility _isn't_ essential to the transmission of a meme?

*What is this errant bullshit!* You must be kidding, right? And if you're
not, Richard, please explain why making memes accessible isn't conducive
to their distribution in the memesphere.

BTW, I've never heard of Cialdini, but I have heard of Calvin's work. How
does that square with your "effective ways to spread memes." (Or are we
really talking "effective" ways to sell books, Richard?)

Your secret admirer-
-Prof. Tim