Re: melissa and her daughters

Randall Randall (
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 01:42:17 -0400

I've lately thought that on Tue, 06 Apr 1999, Ross A. Finlayson wrote:
>No, they didn't. Sending an e-mail to someone with an active computer
>virus is an attack and a denial of service, not an expression of free
>speech. Sending the source code for a virus or, for example, encryption
>software, is an expression of free speech.

Ah. So what about the source code for a virus written in, say...tcl? In fact, if I understand correctly, melissa was sent as source code, anyway. Isn't Word Basic interpreted?

>Those people who got afflicted with this Melissa macro (I won't call it a
>virus, viruses are cool and take skill)

I disagree on both counts.

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