Re: virus: Possible Though Paranoid Theory <PiTy PiTy>

ken sartor (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 12:20:01 -0600

At 07:23 PM 12/19/96 -0800, Lior Golgher wrote:
>David McFadzean, David Leeper, KMO, Wade T. Smith, Richard Brodie, all
>those ceased their activity on the list.
>At the same period, new handles such as 'XYZ Tech Support', 'Autumn' and
>new people such as Daniel M.J. Adams, CraigSimon and Dave Pape occupied
>a considerable share of all posts.
>Now, we may assume that some of those shifts were natural. But clearly
>some of them weren't.
>Daniel M.J. Adams - I believe you're real!-)
>XYZ - You're fake. Dave Pape - I have doubts about you too.
>Of course it's paranoid, and no one can prove he's right and the other's
>wrong. But it's also a great memetic experiment - "Let's watch their
>reaction to someone who denies free will" "Let's watch their reaction to
>someone who denies memetics" "Let's watch their reaction to rudeness and
>irrationality" "Let's watch their reaction to such and such provocative
>claims, such and such requests to explain formerly agreed theories". In
>fact, I might have preformed a similar experiment if I were in their
>What do you think?

Agreed - XYZ can not be real.