Fads as social cycles


 

Wonderful (Adam Ant album)

Wonderful (Adam Ant album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

We don’t follow fashion
That would be a joke
You know we’re going to set them set them
So everyone can take note take note – Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni

 

by Gene Callahan*

 

In his book Knowledge and Coordination, Daniel Klein distinguishes between mutual coordination and concatenate coordination. Mutual coordination is coordination which people intend: you and I plan to meet for lunch, or several con artists devise a scheme to defraud an elderly widow of her fortune. Concatenate coordination is coordination that is pleasing to an impartial observer: one of Klein’s examples is a room designed with a harmonious combination of colors, shapes, and so on.

 

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