And another Mencken quote:
"I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them."
Richard Brodie firstname.lastname@example.org
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! http://www.brodietech.com/rbrodie/meme.htm
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tim Rhodes
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 1999 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: virus: Fwd: For the High-Minded, It's Blah, Blah, Blah
I don't think your comparison is valid. Are you saying "hitting" a website is equal to a three hour lecture (with audience eye-contact and Q&A afterwards)?
From: Richard Brodie <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: Saturday, June 26, 1999 9:26 AM
Subject: RE: virus: Fwd: For the High-Minded, It's Blah, Blah, Blah
>The author seemed to miss a key point. A good audience for one of these
>talks is 40 people. My web site gets 300 hits a DAY. Instead of talking
>about how charming it is that NYC has a lovely intellectual community, she
>should be saying how insignificant this form of communication is in todays
>Richard Brodie firstname.lastname@example.org
>Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
>Free newsletter! http://www.brodietech.com/rbrodie/meme.htm