Re: virus: In That Special Way, a polemic

Wed, 03 Feb 1999 22:52:48 -0800

Well, shucks, Professor. All in a day's work.


Tim Rhodes wrote:
> Thank you, KMO. You wrote the same same thing I was going to answer Richard
> with, only better than I could have put it.
> -Prof. Tim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: KMO <>
> To: <>
> Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 9:14 AM
> Subject: Re: virus: In That Special Way, a polemic
> >Richard Brodie wrote:
> >>
> >> No, it is not possible to speak in a way that is received by everyone in
> the
> >> way that you would like.
> >
> >But it is possible to train yourself to notice when people are raising
> >their bullshit deflectors. Once you realize what you're doing and what
> >effect it's having on your audience, you can switch modes of
> >presentation. The new mode isn't guaranteed to work any better, but you
> >know the first one wasn't working, so you've got nothing to lose. Also,
> >when you fall into that cloying mode that trips the auto-filters, you've
> >probably put yourself into a trance, and you may need to reset your own
> >mental state as well as that of your audience. Clap your hands, say
> >something crude, shocking or non-sensical, anything to interupt the
> >undesirable state into which you and your audience are slipping.
> >
> >-KMO
> >
> >