Re: virus: a tangent

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 19:44:18 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Tim Rhodes wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Mar 1997, Dan Plante wrote:
> > Sherlock Holmes
> > and Moriarity could both be seen to have highly complex or "highly
> > evolved" minds (or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle even more so).
> And remember, Holmes shot-up coke. The "highly emotional" state seems to
> have been a necessary counter-point to this characters "elementary
> deductions".

The way I remember it, Holmes did cocaine when he wasn't solving a case
because it was the only way to temporarily ease the boredom of his
insufficiently occupied mind.