The Final Virus: A Science-Fiction Story by E. S. Raymond

Via Las penas del Agente Smith I found “The Final Virus”, a short science-fiction story that is frighteningly close to reality, as most good science-fiction is. It is a fun and easy to understand reflection about the potential dangers of a computer culture dominated by the “incurably insecure” Microsoft Windows.

I always think about my mom when reminded about the dangers of the widespread use of Windows. And I still see no viable alternative OS to Windows for her everyday surfing, e-mailing and text-editing. Specially after she has been using MS Windows for so long. Let’s hope that some alternative does emerge soon.