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Submission + - 'Morris Worm' Turns 25: Watch How TV Covered It Then (

netbuzz writes: On Nov. 2, 1988, mainstream America learned for the first time that computers get viruses, too, as the now notorious “Morris worm” made front-page headlines after first making life miserable for IT professionals. A PBS television news report about the worm offers a telling look at how computer viruses were perceived (or not) at the time. “Life in the modern world has a new anxiety today,” says the news anchor. “Just as we’ve become totally dependent on our computers they’re being stalked by saboteurs, saboteurs who create computer viruses.”
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'Morris Worm' Turns 25: Watch How TV Covered It Then

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.