Re: virus: sentimemes

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 14:15:45 -0500

John ''Black UN Helicopters'' Williams wrote:

> >I don't think your strategy of preventing meme infection by
> >limiting your exposure is as effective as a strategy of building up
> >immunities by exposing yourself to as many different memes as possible.
> Hmmm.... Good, insightful analysis, but I'm sticking to my story that I'm
> limiting my exposure so I can keep my lunch down.
> Infected by memes? Hell, they've already got me. They get me through TV
> commercials, McDonalds, etc. Not seeing the films doesn't make that much
> difference. :-)

I thought of a way out of the contradiction:

Let's face it, there are many many many meme's out there. I cannot
possibly expose myself to all of them. Therefore I *choose* the meme
sources that I think will be most benefitial, while maintaining my
awareness that it *is* an artificial selection and I am closing myself
off. There are only 24 hours in a day!