Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Tony Hindle (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:41:49 +0100

In message <>, Drakir <>
>Eric Boyd wrote:
>> Meme's actually spread better as soon as you link them with *danger*
>> because danger is one of our primary buttons. Killing someone is a very
>> good way to get into the news. And the news is definatly going to
>> mention that he was a tabacco spokeperson, and possibly spread his
>> "best" meme's (and he was most famous for his slogan "A taste you can
>> call your own")
>Also you run the risk of making a martyr of him, and giving the public
>the impression that you're just trying to blame someone else for your
>own problems (ie dying of cancer). I really don't think you'd get all
>that much sympathy in the press.

But by the same token, wouldnt the motives of the killer be up
for memetic spreading? and wouldnt they have a greatrer than 1 chance of
secondary infection? On balance wouldnt the net effect be to the
disadvantage of tabacco plc mind virus?
I believe it would obviously be so.
If you disagree I would apreciate some supporting arguments. If you are
open minded I would apreciate arguments for and against.
Tony Hindle.