RE: virus: TV is Good

Marc Swenson (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 10:25:04 -0700

True, but it's most likely the advertising-marketing memeticists that
generate the revenue to pay bills.

For example, Bill Gates has had very little to do with technology
enhancement since the 70's. If there is any genius to be found in his
persona, it's his assemblage of marketers, advertising and legal

They've created the self-perpetuating industry that we know and love.
The technology merely follows suit.

- Marc

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wade T.Smith []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 1997 4:23 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: virus: TV is Good
> >>Hey look fellow memesters: Television has finally realized the power
> of
> >>*self*propagation*. Using television to sell television.
> >
> >Yup, ABC's VP of programming is the brother of one of my closest
> >friends. I sent him half a dozen copies of Virus of the Mind. They're
> >not stupid over there.
> I'd always assumed that advertising _is_ the memetic technology of
> commerce. And the intelligence of television program producers is an
> open
> question....
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