Re: virus: Prof. Tim's Question

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 10:10:44 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, Corey A. Cook wrote:

> Prof. Tim wrote:
> >How does the standard transmission rate for a meme that links itself with
> >the "this knowledge will make you richer" meme vary over the same (or
> >similar memes) without that link? In North America? In Eastern Europe?
> Without data to support me, I would say that the "this knowledge will make
> you richer" meme increases the linked meme's chances of infecting one
> person. However, if that person has the "knowledge is power" and "don't
> share power" meme's, ne will not spread the linked meme any farther.

A reasonable hypothesis, which I expect is true. Any ideas how to
generate data that could support (or falsify) it? Anyone?

-Prof. Tim