jul 20

Liberal Arts Virus

You know how virus emails always have a subject line that's suppose to be appealing enough to make you click on the attachment? I received a virus email today that must be trying to trap all English grad students into computer chaos. Here was the message:

Subject: Beckett English

Hi! How are you?

I send you this file in order to have your advice

See you later. Thanks

And there was a virus attached. Unbelievable. Are there actually a bevy of duped English profs out there right now? Is there a way to "target" a virus to a certain demographic? Was the author a student seeking revenge for getting a bad grade on his Waiting For Godot paper? What a crazy world this is.

UPDATE: Apparently, this virus is widespread. This page says "The subject of the email is random." Whatever. At any rate, Beckett would have loved it.

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