virus: Other Meme Studies (was: Tim regains his mount)

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 10:09:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> In the same vein, would not a study of graffiti-artists be a bit more
> valid?

And possibly easier. There is already a specialized media within Hip-Hop
culture (magazines, newsgroups, `zines, etc.) that has conlected much of
the data already.

> In the same breath, is this memetics? Or is it sociology?

Isn't memetics the mechanism of sociological evolution?

> Why has no-one come forward with a real experiment the world would call
> an experiment in memetics?

Because we aren't trying hard enough.


-Prof. Tim