Re: [MemeticFlowers] Message from

From: Douglas P. Wilson (
Date: Fri 01 Nov 2002 - 11:02:46 GMT

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    I experimented with the highly commercial self-described "prank" website that the "Happy Halloween" message on the MMU memetics mailing list pointed to, and it has one interesting twist -- the "personal message" you are invited to supply doesn't seem to be included, (hence nobody would have gotten my disclaimer).

    Oh, well, that's what happens sometimes, experiments blow up in your face. I'm sorry for any annoyance or inconvenience I may have caused you.

    All faults aside, it is still a good bad example of a memetic flower.

    Bad, I mean -- evil -- but a good example of that evil, I think. I wonder if it isn't actually illegal. It's essentially a chain letter, isn't it?

            dpw http://www.SocialTechnology.Org/dpwilson.html

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    > From: <>
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    > Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 2:38 AM
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    > Just found my baby photo on this new website.
    > Check it out for yourself - it's cool! They might
    > have yours

    > Send me an email back after visiting the site.

    P.S. I shudder to think what replies I might get back if people take that last line as being my own. dpw

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