From: Captain Jean-Luc Picard (
Date: 08/24/03

Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 02:07:32 GMT

"Alan J. Flavell" <> wrote in message
> On Sat, Aug 23, Bill Unruh inscribed on the eternal scroll:
> > Uh, no, you will find the machine, infected by the virus, which sent
> > particular email. They are as innocent as you are, except for running
> > Windows.
> Don't confuse being naive with being innocent. Running Windows
> doesn't *have* to make one the contemporary equivalent of a leper:
> there are precautions to be taken. After all, the threats and
> defences were known and documented, in principle, before MS even
> started writing the software which implemented the vulnerabilities in
> practice.

> Those who fail to take the precautions may be categorised as naive,
> but I couldn't consider them innocent.

I agree with the above comment. People who don't do the required updates to
protect their computer don't mean to cause other people to get bounced
emails, etc. However, not protecting one's computer in this day and age is
just plain being lazy and inconsiderate of the other people on the Internet
that they are inconviencing.

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