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Viral Marketing

Your ad inserted into the human genome
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For a reasonable fee, our evil biogeneticists will create a custom virus for you; highly contagious but with no noticable symptoms or side effects (as far as we know); its purpose is to insert a coded DNA segment into the genes of every person it infects. This DNA segment may contain any digitally encoded message you like; plain text, HTML, .gif, flash files, or any other format (up to a certain size). Have your company's brand emblazoned forever on the DNA of every living human being within 3-6 years!

Of course, having your ad embedded in everyone's DNA is only marginally satisfying if nobody can actually see it, so for our 2nd generation we will be working on codes to have your ad displayed on the skin of infected users. (Note: due to biological limitations, all animations will play back on the skin no faster than 1 frame per hour)

Jeremi, Mar 19 2002

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       So who do I need to sleep with to get the plug-in?
ping, Mar 19 2002
  

       Commander: "What is this, Zurg?"
First Officer Zurg: "The Glaxican Staple of Zandar, with the power to fix the Paper of Planderous, the most powerful paper attacher in the Universe."

Is that a sci fi staple too?
mcscotland, Mar 19 2002
  

       Adding [evil biogeneticists] to my "people to kill" list.
dag, Mar 20 2002
  

       I'd like the display on other people to read: "Get Your Freebies"
thumbwax, Mar 21 2002
  

       Hurray, even more advertising...
StarChaser, Mar 21 2002
  

       Actually, I'm hoping the Get Your Freebies site is long gone by then.
thumbwax, Mar 21 2002
  

       Many would compare advertisers to skin diseases/blemishes already.
nick_n_uit, Mar 22 2002
  
      
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