Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 3 Jul 1997 15:08:27 -0700 (PDT)

I've stayed off this thread for the most part, but I do have one comment
for you, Tony.

By making the issue about the suppliers and distributors (Tobacco Inc.)
aren't you making the same mistake our Govt. makes in the War on
Drugs(tm)? Shouldn't an effective Tobacco mind virus be about disabling
the demand side of the equation? The <smoking kills> and <smoking's bad>
memes aren't as effective in this, I think, as something along the lines
of <smoking--is that what your generation calls rebellion?> or <Start
smoking--the Man don't own your insides! Yet>.

Remember, this is meme construction and warfare, not health class. A good
punchline will do more damage than any bullet.

-Prof. Tim