Re: virus: Meme's and chemicals...

David McFadzean (
Mon, 09 Dec 1996 17:10:59 -0700

At 10:09 AM 08/12/96 -0800, Jolt-X wrote:
> I've been thinking of memes in terms of advertising and there was no
>way to avoid thinking of Coca-Cola. Does the advertising spread the meme?
>Or does the caffeine/taste in the drink (keeping you liking it)? If there
>is a "Coke" virus, how would you define it?

If the "Coke" virus is defined as the belief that Coke is good to consume
(and the behavioural expression thereof), I'd say that advertising, the
taste, and the addictive drug in it all facilitate its propagation.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus