Re: virus: The Discipline of Translation

David McFadzean (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 16:08:31 -0600

> From: Michael J. Moore <>
> Date: Tuesday, July 01, 1997 1:39 PM

> I don't understand how this is a 'normative' statement. It does not
> seemto be making a statement about what is normal.

"Normative" as in relating to an authoritative standard or principle of
right action binding on the members of a group and serving to guide,
control, or regulate proper and acceptable behavior. Normative
statements tell us what we *should* do.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus