Re: virus: Manipulation 101

Dave Pape (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 02:09:33 GMT

At 19:34 20/02/97 EST, David R wrote:
> I'd like to make one thing perfectly clear. I am not here to discuss
>philosophy or memetics. I am a ruthless, money-driven businessman and I smell a
>profit here from exposing manipulation of others through their mystical
>stupidities. This is a no-holds-barred street-fight with no time limit and I'm
>not leaving here until I've used up the resources of each and every one of you.
>(Meaning Richard and his victim-supporters which does not include everyone
> Dave Pape wrote
>>:But as Reed (I think) says, why give a shit? The bottom line is, we get a
>>buzz from trying to model what we see of the cultural world in memetic
> If getting a buzz is all you get, I can sell you something better than what
>memetics or Richard's Level 3 has to offer. Oh, that reminds me:
>Richard, where the hell are you? I haven't heard a peep out of you since my
>attack on you. If you don't give me a response within 3 days, you are going to
>get another good, hard, skullfuck! -David

Sorry if this is my once a fortnight complete sense of humour collapse but:

If this is a genuine post, would you please consider perhaps leaving the
list? I think this would benefit all of us, because (I think) perhaps in a
short while your time spent corresponding with the list might become a
/waste/ of time, as your efforts would be of little positive benefit to
anyone, including yourself.

I have no wish to become any more aggressive, so will stop responding to
your posts until I'm satisfied that your post was not genuine.