Re: virus: Memetics debates
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 22:32:04 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, KMO wrote:

> wrote:
> > I think many of these critics would be horrified by this estimate:
> >
> > [would I be too far off if I presumed a significant percentage of
> > right-wing fundamentalists whose only point in reading C was to *be*
> > offended? (In their reference frame, seeking out being offended should be
> > an instance of deliberately 'sinning'.)]
> Uh-oh. I guess I'm a sinner as I sometimes read "Family Circus" secure
> in the knowledge that it will disgust me with its syrupy
> sentimentality. I will even peek a Cathy from time to time even though
> I know its particular brand of yuppy self-absorption and general
> banaility with disgust me. Guess I'm a sinner too.

But it's unfair to classify yourself based on someone else's terms.
Especially someone else whose culture you don't agree with.

> Actually, I'm sure the right-wingers hated it, but the most vocal
> critics were from the other side of the political spectrum.


/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd