Sunday, July 09, 2006

We Need A New Virus

My Mom told me a story from the early days of PCs in the office. Somehow, they caught the Yahoo virus. Know what it did? (And I'd really love to hear from you if you do, 'cause I've a sneaking suspiscion my Mom made this up) Everywhere the CEO's name was, it substituted the word "Yahoo". That's all it did. It nearly made the entire firm sick with laughing for a week.

Thinking back on this, we need a new mental virus. Something rather innocuous, but just wacky enough to shift our way of everyday thinking. I think every time you say the word "God", substitute the word "Pony". (That's the name of my dog.)

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