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DOCUMENT: phage #153 [Re: bad media coverage and what is being done about it] (1 message, 646 bytes)
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From: Piet Beertema <>
To: phage
Date: Tue 09:21:27 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: bad media coverage and what is being done about it
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	Sharon Fisher <well!> or <well!> is
	a freelance writer who used to work for INFO World.
	She is upset (as are some of you) with the media coverage that the worm
	attack on the Internet has gotten
Well, I suppose it can have been hardly as bad over
there as the coverage has been in Europe.
Apart from the whole thing having gotten only minimal
coverage, most reporters, even those that present
themselves as knowledgeable, consistently speak of a
virus instead of a worm.
Also, I've read various fancy descriptions of what the
Internet is. Usually the term "Arpanet" is used and
the description varies from "a computer system of the
DoD" to "a database run by the Pentagon"...!!