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I heard yesterday about a memetic email virus that was bringing down
exchange servers in schools. It seems it was so persusasive that it was
quickly passed along to enough people with "reply to all" to bring down
the server! No malicious code, just virulent memes.
-- TJ Olney Western Washington University - Not all those who wander are lost.
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