We're all in this together

Apparently for the techno-savvy among us, those who fell prey to the MyDoom Worm deserve more than what they got

February 13, 2004

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Apparently for the techno-savvy among us, those who fell prey to the MyDoom Worm deserve more than what they got. If the recent NY Times article (yes, requires registration) reflects any sort of reality, the technophobes out there should either "figure it out" or get off the Net.

"It takes affirmative action on the part of the clueless user to become infected," wrote Scott Bowling, president of the World Wide Web Artists Consortium, expressing frustration on the group's discussion forum. "How to beat this into these people's heads?"

Well Scott, if history is any indication, the House and Senate will gladly forge a hammer in the form of half-baked legislation. Dumb enough to get a virus? Pay a small stupidity tax. KaChing.

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