RE: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)

Richard Brodie (
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 16:28:55 -0800

Richard Jones wrote:

>is it possible to take a meme (read meme-complex) and propogate
>> >it as smaller parts, and have it rebuilt inside the new host? That
>> >would
>> >be the ultimate way to infect without detection.
>[RB] > It's not only possible, but a main way that sophisticated modern
>> viruses work. Hitler spread his Four Principles in his speeches.
>OK, this is fine, but I also posited that individually the memes
>are inactive, and almost undefinable. Can this happen, do you think?
>Hitler's Four Principles were definable memes in themselves, surely.

I think in hindsight you can always go back and see what the ingredient
memes are, but the trick is to get by people's defenses.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?