Re: Cookie Folklore

Greg Laden (gladen@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Sat, 25 Nov 1995 20:22:45 -0500

On Sun, 26 Nov 1995, Dave Rindos wrote:

I just realized that I forgot to actually address the issue you raised:
The answer is that they are replicators. So they replicate. We merely
serve as their automata!

> I agree! Can anybody provide some analysis/references for these "highly
> contagious" texts? It seems they represent a particularly odd kind of
> cultural transmission.... One is forced to wonder why they should exist
> at all... but since they do, what aspect/s of cultural transmission are
> they exemplfying???

Greg Laden
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