Re: Blame Bill Gates for ILOVEYOU

From: J. Goard (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 00:21:42 MDT

On Fri, 5 May 2000, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >Linux and Mac users are happily immune to the ill effects of ILOVEYOU, which
> >depends upon the Windows Scripting Host to get launched once it's triggered
> >on the user's computer.
> Blame a company for not being infallible? If those are the standards, then
> I'm afraid that *no* O/S can live up to them. The crime isn't on MS'
> hands, it is on the proliferation of the virus.

Blame Gates' consumers, who don't want to cut back on their crappy sitcoms
to learn how to change a tire, unclog a drain, or use any software not
loaded with automatic features. Blaming the origin is too easy, and too
hypocritial. Such people keep making a good point (at least to me) about
memetics and contemporary humanity. I actually thank them for keeping me

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