[linux-elitists] [firstname.lastname@example.org: IP: it's time the media started labeling these viruses correctly!]
Seth David Schoen
Sat May 20 11:34:51 PDT 2000
When Jim Warren is right, he's right.
----- Forwarded message from Dave Farber <email@example.com> -----
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 19:58:35 -0400
From: Dave Farber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: IP: it's time the media started labeling these viruses correctly!
>Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 16:50:07 -0800
>To: email@example.com (Dave Farber), firstname.lastname@example.org
>From: Jim Warren <email@example.com>
>Subject: it's time the media started labeling these viruses correctly!
>[Also blind-cc'ed to others. Recirculate freely.]
>The media didn't call the World Trade Towers bomb, "the Ryder Truck bomb."
>They didn't call the Unibomber bombs, "US Postal Service bombs."
>They should stop mislabeling computer viruses by their *innocent* carrier
>-- the Internet.
>They should start labeling them what they are: "Microsoft Outlook Express
>virus" or "Microsoft Explorer virus" or "Microsoft Word macro virus
>(reputedly the single largest source of viruses for years!)."
>Or more briefly -- and accurately -- just call each one, "the latest
>Let's ask the major media, below, for some *truth* in labeling -- giving
>"credit" where credit really is due. Let's ask them to stop shooting the
>messenger, and start naming the real origin -- the errors and dangers that
>Microsoft has built into its products for *years*.
>CBS: http://cbsnews.cbs.com/ and click on "Feedback" in the lefthand column
>NBC: Nightly News, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
>Fox: News Channel, email to: email@example.com
>Fox Digital: email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
>NEW YORK TIMES: "Letters" Editor, email to: email@example.com
>WASHINGTON POST: email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> and click on http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/opinion/letterstotheeditor/
>LOS ANGELES TIMES: http://www.latimes.com/siteservices/talk_contacts.htm
>WALL STREET JOURNAL: "Letters" Editor, email to: email@example.com
>--jim, Jim Warren; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Contributing Editor & technology public-policy columnist, MicroTimes Magazine
>Also GovAccess list-owner/editor; 345 Swett Rd, Woodside CA 94062
> voice/650-851-7075; fax-disconnected-"for"-spam
>[self-inflating puff: Hugh Hefner First-Amendment Award, Playboy Foundation;
>Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award (in its first year);
>James Madison Freedom-of-Information Award, Soc.of Prof.Journalists-Nor.Calif
>founded InfoWorld; the Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conferences; etc etc etc.]
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