virus: Re: virus-digest V2 #190

Ken Pantheists (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 10:17:49 -0700

Josh wrote:
I'm sorry, this is my first stab at this. But, isn't part of really
understanding memes the not filtering out of what you label bullshit?

I agree with Josh. One of the more difficult exercises is looking at
something you find completely nauseating with the purpose of discovering
why it is replicating. A collegue of mine has a good exercise for his
playwrighting class.

Read a magazine that you would never buy in "real life" and give a
presentation on it in class. Now, you can't give the presentation
sarcastically. You have to explain the "world" of the magazine from the
"inside". And he finds that magazines are, indeed, little worlds that are
filled with insiders.