towards sustainable publishing (fwd)
Dustin L. Laurence
laurence at alice.wonderland.caltech.edu
Fri Nov 1 23:58:24 EST 1996
>This message is to alert everybody.
>There is a virus in the e-book "toward sustainable publishing" so if you
>get it trow it away!!!!!
No offense to the original sender, but it doesn't help anyone to
spread these sorts of rumors. *Very* few reported viruses are
viruses, so on the face of it there isn't much reason to worry.
Second, this report comes with NO indication of what the symptoms
are, which makes it even more likely to be an (unwitting, I'm sure)
hoax. People who know what they're about tend to back up their
statements, hoaxes characteristically come with either no info or
patently bogus info.
Again, I mean no offense to the original sender, but without better
info the overwhelming likelihood is that this is yet another of the
many, many virus hoaxes that propagate around the net like wildfire.
I hate to see these things get started or propagated without at
least some credible reasons given.
If anyone is very worried about this and doesn't have any local help,
I guess I am willing to check at least a couple of disks mailed to
me to to resolve any doubt, or tell someone else how to do it. I
don't really have time for it, but better that than have people
acting on an unverified rumor.
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