Re: virus: The Virus Homepage stuff

Dave Pape (
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 21:20:25 GMT

At 16:46 07/02/97 -0500, Wade wrote:

>>>'Pay me, I've got something that will make you feel better'
>>Isn't this the basis of /all/ commercial exchange?
>No, I don't think so. Once real, concrete, manufactured goods enter the
>playing field, it may be a subtext, though.

This means (in memetic terms):

At the time of your post, memes were dominant in your headspace which agree
with mine a bit (" may be a subtext, though", implying some nod to my
memes), but not to the extent that my memes are now dominant in your
headspace ("No, I don't think so").

I'm cool with that: there's an element of "pay me....... feel better" to
concrete commercial exchange, but it's not always explicit and never total.

Language. I'm pinned to the wall by its two-edged sword.

Dave Pape
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Activation Level as the vertical axis, and animated shots of the graph over
time, it'd look like the progress of some crazy Hokusai ocean.

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