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Dick,

No need to date yourself, the underscore in your name gives it away;)

Michel 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick_Roberts(--nospam--at)oxy.com [mailto:Dick_Roberts(--nospam--at)oxy.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:29 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: PLEASE READ NOW - Real virus
> 
> 
> Come on Bill - PC"s have been around since 82 and I don't think that
> argument holds water any more. I'm 69 and have no trouble getting around
> the internet, AutoCad, Microstation, Excel , Word, etc.
> 
> Richard Roberts
> dick_roberts(--nospam--at)oxy.com
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 2:48 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: PLEASE READ NOW - Real virus
> 
> Scott Maxwell wrote:
> > 99 times out of 100, when I get a message "warning" everyone, a quick
> Google search will show it for the hoax that it is. 
> >   
> I'll bet if research were done, it would show that virtually every one 
> of the emails passed on regarding this hoax, comes from someone aged 50 
> or older!
> 
> Us oldsters will never feel as comfortable with the online world as 
> those who grew up with it as a reality. To many of us, it still seems 
> like something rather daunting and scary.
> 
> About ten years ago the consulting firm that I worked for was one of the
> 
> few that had not yet moved to have email, or even a web-page. True, the 
> 'net was still something of a novelty then, but most of our competitors 
> had their "home pages" up.
> 
> The reason our company didn't is that the company president, who was 
> around 60 at that time, had heard from another person at the country 
> club that "hackers could get into your bank account and clean you out!" 
> We tried to explain to him that having access to the internet did NOT 
> mean that anyone in the world who wanted to would then be able to get 
> into your internal computer files for accounting, banking, etc. We tried
> 
> to explain that none of those systems were accessible, but "a friend at 
> the country club" had told him, and that was that!
> 
> The company finally did get a domain name, email, etc., but they simply 
> didn't bother to tell the President (who spent a lot of time at the 
> country club anyway)!
> 
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