Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ad for free computer virus has takers

In Helsinki, a computer specialist decided to put an ad out stating that anyone who didn't have a computer virus can get one free by clicking on his Internet ad. The ad said, "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!" The ad was fake, of course; there was no virus - the computer specialists simply wanted to see if anyone would click on it. Much to his surprise, he had takers - 409, actually.

One of the commentators in the article stated that while some might have clicked on the ad accidently, the others might have been either curious or stupid. I don't think he understands that people have been willingly infecting their BODIES with viruses for years; that's why sexually transmitted diseases have been spreading so rapidly in recent decades. So if people willingly infect their bodies with viruses, why not their computers?

Sad thing is, most people take better care of their computers than they do their bodies. There's a message in all this about our day and age, I think...

1 comment:

Freddie L Sirmans, Sr. said...

Just browsing the net, very interesting.