Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 27 May 1997 20:56:33 -0500

Richard Brodie wrote:
> Rational thought is slow. Acting irrationally, on instinct, can do a lot
> for you, especially in relationships with people. People have built in
> sensors that read "beware" if they detect you're thinking rather than
> responding. Ever notice that a lot of the best salespersons are
> irrational?

If I'd know this a few years ago I could have saved myself a lot of
anguish... you are totally right, though. People don't like it when you
stop to think. Must be that "orginal sin" meme acting up in their


"The pleasure which men are able to give in conversation holds no
stated proportion to their knowledge or their virtue." -- Samuel