Re: poly: Why Oldies Stations?

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 12:23:09 PST

At 01:44 PM 4/3/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> [what] about being up one the latest food and music fashions
>> makes a mate attractive? Does it signal that one is socially connected
>> and hence popular, and hence likely to have other attractive qualities?
>If one is socially connected and popular, one has lots of
>possibilities in mates, which is desirable.
>Thus, the question is not "why would one desire to be socially
>connected and popular", but, "why would being up on the latest food
>and music fads help make one socially connected and popular?"

What I had in mind was that one way of showing other people that you
are in fact popular is to show them that you know things that popular
people are more likely to know. And popular people are more likely to
know what the latest local fashion is, because they are well connected
to the sort of people who find out first, or who make new fashion.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Fri Apr 3 20:28:57 1998

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