Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Dave Pape (
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 23:16:38 GMT

At 00:23 25/02/97 -0700, DazMacFadz wrote:

>I avoid using "manipulate" and "control" precisely because of the bad
>connotations hinder communication. "Teach" and "enlighten" obviously
>have better connotations, but also unwanted value judgements attached.
>That's why I prefer "influence", it seems to be a much more neutral term.

And remember, translating all of these terms into memespeak shows us that
they're describing essentially the same process, and the various
kind-of-synonyms are chosen in order to project what the describer thinks
about the process.

Dave Pape
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