[This is an archived version of my home site from 1995. The only changes are this blurb and the email address. For something more up to date go to www.gyford.com.]
Based on an article in New Statesman and Society by Richard Dawkins. It compares the way in which religion propagates, by being passed from parent to unquestioning child, to the spread of a computer virus.
If you email me your snailmail address, I'll send you a postcard of this image absolutely free! No matter where you are, no strings attached. Honest!
by Gabriel García Márquez
Set in South America, the Colonel and his wife, both in ill health, have been waiting for decades for a letter to confirm his pension from the revolution. Their son was shot nine months earlier at the cockfights, and they have been feeding up his rooster to win the fights the following season. What little money they have is swiftly running out, and they often go without food in favour of buying corn for the cock.
by Milan Kundera
Havel, visiting a spa, realises that young women never notice him as they did in his youth, so to increase his attraction, he invites his beautiful wife for a day. He also meets the editor of the local magazine, a diffident man, who always needs the approval of others for his actions. The editor desires to be as successful with women as Havel is reputed to be, and follows whatever lines of thought the doctor feeds him.