virus: A Memetic Analysis of the Lord's Prayer

Reed Konsler (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 10:45:04 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 19:38:27 -0500
>From: Eric Boyd <>
>Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
>> Personally, I suspect I should be grateful to Reed for valiantly choosing
>> not to share the story, despite my curiosity. If he wishes he could
>> remove it from his own memosphere, why would I want it in mine too?
>You'd want it in your meme sphere because /knowledge/ is *power*.
>Knowing the meme, and why it is bad, will allow you to dismiss other
>meme's of the same type. Immunity, if you will.

Were you around for the 4-principles debate? You might check the
archives. I agree censoring useful information isn't an approprite behavior.

To be honest, I wasn't self-censoring in the captial-C "Censoring"...withholding
knowledege humans were not mean to know/Lovecraftian...demonic armageddon
Shiva decending sort of way. The UL wasn't "dangerous" or particularly unquie
or very obviously informative.

I just thought the story was so repulsive that I didn't want to associate
my name
with it. I say a lot of crazy things around here that I'd love to be
quoted publicly
out of context about...but that wasn't one of them.

After all, a gentleman has to look after his reputation. ;-)


Reed Konsler