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Time Machine Video of the Day: News Report on Computer Viruses in 1988

 

This video was three minutes of pure gold.  The effing 1980′s huh?  What a weird decade.  Floppy disks, electronic mail, people who look like this…

Just a strange strange time.  These MIT bros are supposed to be the smartest people on the planet, and yet they got their system hacked by a computer virus in 1988.  That’s pathetic.  It’s not like they got an electronic mail promising an Anna Kournikova sex tape and everyone knows that is the only way to get a computer virus.  Clean it up MIT.

 

PS: The computer games in this video look effing awful. Like the worst games ever.  Yet…it’s like two years away from a golden age of video games.  Oregon Trail and Duck Hunt were right around the corner.  I killed so many buffalos in Oregon Trail my family didn’t know what to do with them.  All that extra buffalo meat made fording rivers nearly impossible.

 

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  1. May 9, 2012 at 8:07 am | #1

    It’s interesting to observe how attitudes and approaches to information security have evolved over the years. I think the same goes for glasses.

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