Re: virus: respectable
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 10:57:40 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-08-07 11:44:55 EDT, you write:

<< >I proposed a while ago that there *is* a physical method for measuring
>the spread of a meme. Just follow the money. I'm trying to train myself
>right now to see memes as dollar signs. Dollar-shaped memes seem to
>spread really quickly but have a limited shelf- life.

I recently read a definition of Economics as the study of how we make choices
within a range of finite resources. Money is one way of accounting for these
choices. But there are also non-money choices out there (or otherwise all
beautiful persons would also be rich persons (non-sexist phrasing).

Marc Miller