Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:51:33 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Apology about virus Natalie points out concerning >>The Good Times virus is evidently a hoax. Sorry if I worried anyone that >The Good Times Virus alert is part of net tradition -- along with the >Neiman-Marcus cookies, little Craig Shergold collecting cards, and the >FCC modem tax. It's kind of fun to watch these hoaxes popping up year >after year after year. The only problem is that of the boy who cried wolf. It's one thing to read that anecdote about the $250 (or $500, or whatever) Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe for the umpteenth time (complete with free "valuable" recipe, which I keep meaning and then forgetting to try); at least there's no danger of accidentally disregarding a REAL anecdote about being charged $250 for the recipe, especially now that everyone in the civilized cyberworld KNOWS enough not to ask for the recipe for the scrumptious cookies they were just served at N-M (if indeed they even HAVE cookies there). But what if there's a REAL virus someday? We're all so used to the hoaxes that no doubt we'll just tune out the warnings. Oh well, time to stop babbling. Larry