RE: virus: TN Flip

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 14:14:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> This is a real WAR (a note for Tim: I know you read the "Virus of the Mind",
> an excellent book by Richard Brodie, which has already been published in
> Polish, but it does not automatically mean that nobody is allowed to talk
> about DANGER anymore).

No, but it does mean that we should see such talk as a tool used by the
speaker to grab our attention and motivate our actions. This isn't to say
that such a speaker is manipulating us for an evil purpose--they could be
quite well meaning and genuinely concered for our wellbeing. This is no

Unless, of course, they are claiming that that *they* do not employ such
tools and that those who do are the evil ones.

> The MS Flip software is DANGEROUS.

What to make of it, hmmm? What to make of it?!?

-Prof. Tim