Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Why Viruses are a good thing

Well I’m sure if you use e-mail you have been inundated with the latest Virus attack. I think this is the worst one since the “I love you” Virus one a couple of years back.

But there is an upside to these Viruses.  I’ve had e-mail this week (albeit Virus delivered) from friends and colleagues I haven’t talked to in a long long time.  Going through all the Virus e-mail was like a trip down memory lane.

Furthermore, it’s always interesting to see who has you in their address book, very interesting.

I don’t want to sound like a broken record (too late!) but I am amazed at the proportion of these Virus e-mails coming from PR people. I’d say thirty percent of the Virus e-mail I’ve had is from people in PR.

This means that even though e-mail communication is key to our business, we’re still not updating our Virus checkers and more importantly, we’re still keeping our contacts in programs like Outlook where the Virus knows how to find them.

I suggest you all check your Virus software is up to date!

Written by Tom Murphy

August 21, 2003 at 9:05 am

Posted in General

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