Re: virus: Possible Though Paranoid Theory <PiTy PiTy>

Martin Traynor (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:32:40 +0000


On 19 Dec 96 at 19:23, Lior Golgher wrote:

> David McFadzean, David Leeper, KMO, Wade T. Smith, Richard Brodie, all
> those ceased their activity on the list.
> At the same period, new handles such as 'XYZ Tech Support', 'Autumn' and
> new people such as Daniel M.J. Adams, CraigSimon and Dave Pape occupied
> a considerable share of all posts.
> Now, we may assume that some of those shifts were natural. But clearly
> some of them weren't.
> Daniel M.J. Adams - I believe you're real!-)
> XYZ - You're fake. Dave Pape - I have doubts about you too.
> Of course it's paranoid, and no one can prove he's right and the other's
> wrong. But it's also a great memetic experiment - "Let's watch their
> reaction to someone who denies free will" "Let's watch their reaction to
> someone who denies memetics" "Let's watch their reaction to rudeness and
> irrationality" "Let's watch their reaction to such and such provocative
> claims, such and such requests to explain formerly agreed theories". In
> fact, I might have preformed a similar experiment if I were in their
> places.
> What do you think?

Hmmmm. What was Mr Brodie saying recently about being too nice? Now
that you mention it there are certain Brodie-like qualities to XYZs

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