“Memetic Marketplace”

In a court ruling on information about Apple's Asteroid device leaked by bloggers, a judge talks about the "memetic marketplace."

Richard Dawkins' meme concept combined with a notion of market economy in a jural context? Fascinating, though maybe a bit awkward. After all, though Dawkins does relate to economy, his basic metaphor is biological/organic, not financial. (In other words, the markets might function, in Dawkins' model, through memes but memes aren't primarily an economical notion.)

Come to think of it, there should be a debate between Dawkins and John Nash… 

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French-speaking ethnographer, homeroaster, anthropologist, musician, coffee enthusiast. View all posts by enkerli

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