Time Magazine Contents Page

Magazine contents page SEPTEMBER 26, 1988 Vol. 132 No. 13


COVER: An epidemic of "viruses" strikes terror in the computer world

Late at night . . . a sudden beep, a burst of light and a taunting message on the screen: GOTCHA ! Forty years after the dawn of the computer era, machines across the U. S. are being infected by a new contagion -- small but deadly programs that disrupt operations, destroy data and raise disturbing questions about the vulnerability of information systems everywhere. See TECHNOLOGY.


NATION: In a season for scary weather, Hurricane Gilbert proves to be a monster

The biggest storm of the century in the...

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