virus: What makes memes compete?

Reed Konsler (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 18:25:35 -0400 (EDT)

>From: Tadeusz Niwinski <>
>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 01:03:10 -0700
>Reed wrote:
>>other times people bring to my attention (as Tad did, that wiley devil)
>>things I've said which were, perhaps, not so noble or productive. And
>>then I say
>>"I said that? Wow, that was pretty bad. I must have read it somewhere.
>>I don't know what I was thinking."
>You liar! You say "that was pretty bad" ??? How about calling wieley
>devils "pimp psycologists" instead? Or was is some other Reed? :-)

And I stand by that statement, in my half-assed sort of way! :-) I still
think you were misinterpreting my intentions and using some pretty
blunt-insturment rhetoric to try to bring me in the same time
there was some element of truth within the criticism. It's a complicated
web, but under the circumstances what can I do but stand by my
principles and suspect that I was "wrong-thinking", even if it didn't
seem like it at the time? Here, again, Emerson helps retrospect
it is only important to preserve the useful is unneccesary
for me (IMHO) to resolve apparent inconsistencies. Statements which
are true "at the time" are seldom true "for all time"...which is why
people get pissed if you quote them out of context...or vivisect their
statements in service of your own agenda.

>>[zap, ca chung, blitzt of connections being deemphasized]
>"deemphasized" ?! - over my dead body!
>Here is a tad different Tad who is Tad's computer slave program which
>filters all messages with the string "Tad" in them.

Does this mean we can circumvent your filter by including the word
"Tad" in every message from now on? Only out of pure LOVE, you
understand...hate for you to miss anything.


Reed Konsler