Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Tony Hindle (
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 05:58:04 +0100

In message <>, Tim Abbott
<> writes

> Killing a tabacco spokesmen
>will probably get you a few column inches, 20 seconds on CNN then a
>jail cell for the rest of your life.

Which is no loss whatsoever if you has terminal cancer with only
a short time to go, hey you'd even be famous (infamous at first) for the
rest of your life which would be over long before your trial.
And if you believe 20 seconds on cnn wouldnt infect more than
one suitable host then you are seriously missing the point of memetics.

>The tabacco industry are losing already,

I know.

> at least in the western

Tut tut, care you nothing for your brothers and sisters in the
developing world?

> best just to ignore them, join the march quitting the evil
>weed and let their meme go extinct.

Agreed, but if you can quicken their demise without losing too
much then do it.