One of my favorite sites for debunking Computer Virus Myths is Rob Rosenberger’s site, Vmyths.com. I have noticed that he frequently mentions the Straight Dope, and Cecil in particular, as demonstrated here: http://www.vmyths.com/rant.cfm?id=271&page=4.
So… Rob, do you post here?
In the interests of full disclosure I should mention that I am an unabashed fan of Rob, almost as much as I am of Cecil. :eek:
I know, I’m a nerd.
Nah, I never reply here. My wife reads the forum pretty regularly, though!
Okay, I must be a nerd too, because it’s one of my favorite sites too.
(blush) Thank you SO much for the kind words, guys. It means even more to me because it appears on this website! I really do appreciate it.
FYI, a scoop for the Teeming Millions. I’m writing from a WashDC hotel, having spoken today with White House appointees about computer viruses. (Just down the hall from where Gore made his concession speech.) Only a dozen antivirus experts got asked – and someone in the National Security Council pleaded for me to accept the invitation. We have a very powerful ally in the fight against hysteria.
You’ll probably read about it when the antivirus industry fires off their press releases. I’ll write quite a bit about it in upcoming editorials. Just remember this: I alone paid for my plane/hotel. Everyone else attended on the govt’s dime or on their company’s expense account…