So Sorry To Bug You

You'd think after all these years I'd know better than to spread a virus by e-mail. You'd be wrong

The e-mail was from a woman I knew decades ago, back when we were spooning teenagers. We had corresponded electronically maybe three times since then, I swear. The subject line on this latest missive was "Homepage." The message read, simply: "Hi! You've got to see this page! It's really cool." It was signed with a goofy emoticon, a winking, sideways smiling face--;0). "Ho, ho! You sly thing!" I thought, recalling the feverish summer of '70...and clicked on the attached file. Pause. Uh-oh.

It was the dumbest thing I'd done since 1979, when I pitched a tent on a colony of army...

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