virus: Software Spirit

Lior Golgher (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 17:20:58 -0800

Peter Charlot wrote:
A thought: Comparing Word Processing Programs to language. All languages
have a certain personality (French=romance, German=militant,
Italian=Passion, English=objectivity). It doesn't matter what you think
saying, the language you use influences profoundly what is communicated.
Could we not say the same about Word Processing programs? They each
their own style. And so in a very real way, the world of millions of
Microsoft Word users are unwittingly promoting your personality. Hey!
worry about selling your book you've probably saved the world all ready.
This goes just well for software and all other kind of men-made craft -
They reflect the mentality of their inventor. The inventor's mentality
is sometimes hinted even when there's no such inventor - see the
'mentality' of creator in various religions.