Re: virus: advertising

Wade T.Smith (
Sat, 9 Aug 97 01:19:56 -0400

>Advertising is memetic technology. That's been repeated here several
>times, but I don't recall anyone noting add memes were not designed to

I may be somewhat responsible for this, although I said 'Advertising is
the memetic technology of commerce' and was not refuted. No inference of
origin though. (It is a nice catchphrase and I may have encountered it

However- how can you possibly say memes have not been transmitted when
people actually go out and buy the product? As Stephen has noted, is that
not an obvious clue?

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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