virus: Strategic Infection (was: Tobacco vs. Others)

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 10:39:12 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:

> Marc Swenson wrote:
> > Minimal courses in memetics as a requirement for schooling,
> > perhaps?
> Most definatly. (start campaining now: apocalypse meme, danger meme)
> And then advertising campains. <repetition>. Let's use the science of
> memetics to *spread* the science of memetics!

I think narrowly targeting important vectors is a much more efficient than
trying to convert the whole of the population (advertising). Sort of like
the difference between "surgical strikes" (hell of a meme-comstruct, BTW)
and carpet bombing.

A campaign to make more *teachers* aware of Memetics seems in order.

-Prof. Tim