RE: virus: The golden shower of salesmanship

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:33:04 -0800

Wade wrote:

<<I am in a strange position regarding this type- I will not willingly
offer them, or their agents, if I am aware of any, any sort of tribute, especially in a pecuniary way.

I ain't sure why.>>

If by that you mean that even if there would be more benefit than cost to you, you fail to take advantage of such opportunities, I don't think that's such a strange irrationality. it's so common there's a name for it: "cutting off your nose to spite your face."

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at