RE: A 'Millennium Thought Contagion'

Gatherer, D. (
Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:10:56 +0100

From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: A 'Millennium Thought Contagion'
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:10:56 +0100

But is it contagious? Really? I mean, who would possibly be moved to do
anything by such an artefact?

I'm not being entirely flippant; this is a serious point. A contagion
should be contagious, not risible. We can't just take any old rant and say
it's a contagion. There have to be some features that would actually make
it contagious. Where are they in this thing? If such messages really were
contagions, the world would have succumbed to their effects long ago.

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