Re: virus: From the shadows

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 17:10:14 -0500

>> the right lie since it seems to have memetic hooks. The right lie is
>> resistant to debunking since it subtly alters our perception of reality,
>> and then changing that perception requires <hopefully a great deal of>
>> effort.
>Interesting (and insidious) idea, no?

And talking about advertising, it's a short slide into propaganda.
Certainly the various methods that have developed for producing propaganda
are, in rawest form, methods for creating catchy memes. One web site on
propaganda that I can't hype enough is:

For simple slogan-esque meme "forms", check out their slogan list:

Scary stuff.


Kirt A. Dankmyer <> --- Academic Computing Specialist -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available.
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