Re: virus: Let it begin

David McFadzean (
Fri, 3 Mar 1995 17:11:20 -0700

>Virus should be similar its namesake in that it should be encapsulated in
>an effective infectious unit and have many strategies of transmission
>and/or propagation.(By the way the symbol for the Church of Virus is
>pretty cool). There should be design for some of the components to
>penetrate defenses and lay dormant until activated by further contact. A
>religion/philosophy should aid in answering the eternal questions "What
>is the purpose of my life? Who am I? ...etc." However, I think we all
>agree that Virus should attempt to steer clear of dogma and stagnation.
>What do ya think

Good start but it shows just how amorphous the structure is at the moment.
I was thinking along the lines of "Virus should be an integrated philosophy
encompassing everything from metaphysics and epistemology to ethics and
(perhaps) aesthetics" or "Virus should be a functional alternative to
mainstream religion" or "Virus should be a consistent set of infectious

It may even be useful to start with "Virus should be an interesting part
of the WWW" because that entails a well-thought-out and well-presented network
of related ideas.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer                Merak Projects Ltd.