Re: The Virus

Subject: Re: The Virus
From: Yvonne DeGraw <yvonne -at- SILCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 23:10:53 -0700

Jim Morgan <jlmorgan -at- SENDERO -dot- FISERV -dot- COM> says:
>Here's another spin on the Good Times virus:
>...
>The warning message *is* the virus. You get the warning and you send it out
>to everyone on your mail list. And everyone wastes a lot of time.

There's a word for it. It's a meme, "a contagious information pattern that
replicates by parasitically infecting human minds and altering their
behavior". See http://www.lucifer.com/virus/alt.memetics/ if you're really
interested.

Yvonne DeGraw, Technical Services o Web Authoring
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