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When I read today that the next Wikileaks release will be of corporate secrets, I could not help but think of this. A little background for those who haven't read Morrison's MARVEL BOY: Hexus, the Living Corporation, has taken over the earth via memes and franchising. Noh-Varr tries to kill their leader but every time he does another Hexus employee replaces him, and never seems to run out of them. So he does this instead.

Oh, and the cables are now a torrent. Enjoy.

Date: 2010-11-30 05:59 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
How old is this book that it has the World Trade Centre in it?

Date: 2010-11-30 06:44 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Which also explains why the evil sentient meme is using a coorporation instead of 4chan.

Date: 2010-12-01 09:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
Corps are legal entities. 4chan/anonymous is not. I think a hivemind/AI/setient meme would still do well using a corp to interface with our economy/society.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:22 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
From an in-universe perspective you are correct but from a meta perspective of a writer trying to be topical the internet presents a wider reach of understanding among the readership.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: Nosepinch (Nosepinch)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
So you're saying that Grant Morrison was right to use a corp because it's closer to how an alien-meme-thing would interface with the economy/society, but he was wrong to be right because a wrong model would work better with his readers' lack of understanding on the ecology of artificial super-organisms function?

Just...just go read Birds of Prey and leave the stories that actually try to use complex systems in a novel way alone.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:34 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
No I'm saying if he wrote this ten years later he wouldn't have gone with the corp and instead with the more obvious answer.

While Morrisson has his good moments he all too often goes for the most obvious answer instead of the smartest one.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:37 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Li'l Matches)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
No I'm saying if he wrote this ten years later he wouldn't have gone with the corp and instead with the more obvious answer.


Batman, Incorporated

A company, not an image board.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:42 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
And a company is the most obvious way to expand upon an enterprise.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:46 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
I didn't actually know that. In that case then I may very well be talking out of my ass here and for that I apologize.
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Date: 2010-12-01 06:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
When you bring up memes to an average person they will likely reconize them as their online forms of lolcats and rickrolls as opposed to the greater aspects of social structure as whole.


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