Friday, June 04, 2004

Fear and Loathing

The Anti-virus Industry scam
"One has to wonder how the anti-virus industry sleeps well at night. On one hand, it purports to serve the world by defending our computers and networks from any number of electronic critters and malicious code. On the other hand, sometimes its "cure" is worse than the problem its companies and products allegedly treat."

Over at Lindows/Linspire , Mike Robertson muses on the fear and loathing of computers that Windows users are currently experiencing. In his words "It's reminiscent of Hal from Space Odyssey. Computer owners fear that if they launch the wrong program, visit a 'bad' website or simply view an email, they will trigger an unstoppable torrent of emails and virus spewing from their computer."

Of course ,we Linux users are completely immune from this.