Re: virus: Critical Mass of Enlightenment

David McFadzean (
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 12:37:22 -0600

At 10:57 AM 4/13/99 -0500, Jim wrote:
>>How else does one explain Beanie Babies?
>David a good part of the craze is tied to greed. When some people started
>collecting the things and were willing to pay a increased price for the
>older ones to make their collection complete they became more desirable to
>those who had bought them for their children. And so the cycle started.

Right, but why Beanie Babies as opposed to some other little toy? I'm suggesting that once a fad reaches a critical mass, it will take off, and if it doesn't it will just die out. Beanie Babies are popular because they are popular, which makes them even more popular (at least among some segment of the population).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus