RE: Memes and Conspiracy

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 13:50:04 -0800

James Daugherty wrote:

>Ah! Very good! I did not originally grasp that you were using the
>term virus to mean social organism. Odd usage though, don't you think?

It's simply a matter of perspective. One of the tricks I played when I
wrote VIRUS OF THE MIND was to fill it with scary memes, although the
literate reader will see that much of it is tongue-in-cheek. That's why
the cover has such an unpleasant image on it.

(For those interested in seeing the cover or reading the (scary)
introduction, it's on line at

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?